Upcoming LCAL Meetings​​

Monday, October 21
General Meeting with Demo

Monday, November 18, General Meeting with Critique
Jack Benny Center, 7:00 pm

October 2019 Sketches

Newsletter -download here

The purpose of this League is to create more interest in art in Lake County, Illinois and to develop a higher appreciation of visual art. It shall do this through art exhibitions, festivals, demonstrations of art techniques, lectures, critiques and sharing of ideas, inspiration and encouragement between members.


LCAL has created a new program to connect members who might require a ride to a monthly meeting with those who would be willing to provide one. 

Look in the Member News for how to be part of this. 

Legacy Collection Program

click here to read about it.

October Meeting –

Mary Norvell will provide a watercolor presentation at our Monday October 21 general meeting. More specifically Mary will demonstrate how she uses tissue paper in her paintings to create texture. Brush marks that easily give a powerful tactile sense and visual texture to thick oil and acrylic pigments are of little help in watercolor, but collage with tissue is one of the better ways of accomplishing much of same thing.

Mary’s watercolors are predominantly based on cemetery angels because of the feelings that they evoke in her work. She is originally from Louisiana, but ultimately settled and raised a family in Marshall, Texas, way east of Dallas but only 15 miles from Louisiana. Scottsville, the first town toward Dallas, has a cemetery where she found the angels she’s been painting since the nineties. Earlier this year she and her husband moved to Lake County to be closer to their daughter and her family, and now she needs to find new cemetery angels. You can see her Scottsville angels on the Antioch Fine Arts Foundation website under their Artists Galleries tab at http:// antiochfinearts.org/artists-galleries/.

Initially a physical education teacher, Mary later returned to school for an art degree, took her first watercolor class, and “fell in love with this mysterious medium.” Taking workshops with several nationally known artists, her art became "a major part of my life and has given voice to my thoughts and feelings." Mary is featured in The New Creative Artist: A Guide to Developing Your Creative Spirit, by Nita Leland, Penguin, 2018, available on Amazon.