We are a group of 70 local artists based in the London, Ontario area who love to paint outdoors. From May to September, we paint on location on Tuesday and Saturday mornings at various locations in the area. We hold an annual art show and sale of our members' work in October at First St. Andrews Church. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact us. At this time, we do have a fairly lengthy waiting list.
Below you will find some highlights of our history.
Gallery Painting Group is formed at the recommendation of the president of the Western Art League, which was founded in 1876 to promote art in London, Ontario
A competition is held to choose the club logo, and the winning logo is designed by Pat Dinsmore
A club website is established
A special show of paintings of Canadian scenes was held at The Arts Project to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary.
Official by-laws of the club are created.
The club holds its first show in the newlly opened London Central Library
The club's 60th anniversary is marked by holding a show entitled "A Love Affair with London" at the Arts Project. Paintings of London scenes were featured in the show.
A celebration of the club's 25th anniversary is held at London Public Library
The club's 50th anniversary is celebrated by holding a show "Looking Forward, Looking Back" is held at Museum London.. Works of both current members and former members and prominent London artists associated with the club are displayed.
The club participated in an awareness campaign to promote the need to conserve the diversity of the Blackfriars neighbourhood. Members painted scenes from Blackfriars and donated a portion of the proceeds to the cause.