Brush and Palette Club

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1972 - 2017




      Examples of paintings that will be in the 2017 show. 


"Trouble Growing Tulips"
by Persis Willis
"Perception of Wonders"
by Donna Rolston
"Highland Cattle, Isle of Skye"
by Lois Covington Fuchs
"Scottish Fishing Village"
by Catherine Goodmurphy
by Marilyn Kidd 
by Daniel Brassard
by Wendy Cakarnis
"Spring Awakening"
by Franca Smith

"Thames at Hill Street"
by Roxanne Jervis
by Sherri Cappa
"Mother and Child"
by Sharon Brassard
"Figures on Flying Buttresses"
by Amelia Husnik
by Alex Armstrong
"Amethyst Harbour Fantasy"
by Helen Bruzas
"Tea and Rose"
by Aganetha Sawatzky
"Morning Has Broken"
by Joyce Rintoul
"June Afternoon"
by Sirley Berecz
"Villa Borghese Fountain"
by Michele Stewart
"Follow Me"
by Susan E. Moore
"An Apple a Day"
by Kate Collins-Thompson
"Springbank Park"
by Beverley Main
"Champs Fleuris"
by Michele Haley
by Barbara Ludgate

by Gail Jongkind
"Birch in the Woods"
by Barb Jursic
"Michigan Trees"
by Sarah Cowling
"Le Monastere"
by Dorothy (dhunter) Adams

by Diane McClure
"Bus Stop in Cienfuegos"
by Betty DaCosta
"Springbank Park"
by Wendy Reid
"Opening Day"
by Roseanne Baird



"Rugged Coastline"
by Maribeth Stevenson

"Transparent Blossoms"
by Pat Edgerton
"Rimouski Ice Fishing on the St. Lawrence" 
by Vi Darling
"Maritime Heritage"
by Jean Rosati


"Cocky Rooster"
by Anita Caveney

by Ron Mabee

by Auke van Holst
"The Narrows"
by Len Hughes
"Iris Flower"
by Hilda Markson Gray
by Dale Flannigan


The Brush and Palette Club marks its 45th anniversary in 2017.  The Club originated when Dorothy Heaven, an artist and teacher, started painting sessions for a few interested women.  When the instruction ended, the group decided to stay together and formed the Brush and Palette Club.

At first, they met in the home of Wyn Slemon who continues to be a very active member of the group.  By 1989, the original group had grown to 50 and the need for increased space led them to meet in St. Aidan’s Church Hall.  This remains their home and the membership is now at 110 members with 7 honorary members and a substantial waiting list.

The goals of the Club continue to be the same as when it started: to be a not-for-profit organization that provides a supportive environment for its members.  To that end, the Club is dedicated to offering a positive social atmosphere that encourages interaction and sharing of ideas.  The Club meets monthly (except for July and August) and has a potluck luncheon in September and a Christmas luncheon in December.  The Club provides opportunities for its members to learn more about art and artists through presentations by invited speakers or through excursions to visit art exhibitions.  A very important aspect of the Club is the program of seven one to three day hands-on workshops with distinguished artists on a wide variety of topics and in various media.  Two of the monthly meetings are devoted to having the members' works critiqued by a talented local artist.

 In addition to furthering the artistic talents of its members, the Club also strives to promote and encourage the visual arts in the community.  One such initiative is the granting of a $500 scholarship to an Oakridge Secondary School student who will be continuing on in the study of art after graduation.

Finally, each year in early April, the Club hosts its annual Show and Sale in the great hall of St. Paul’s Cathedral in downtown London (Richmond and Queen’s Ave.)  Over 500 original works of art painted by the members are made available for sale to the public.  It represents the culmination of the group’s activities for the year.