Gerald LaGrange

Gerry Doves

Jerry and his wife Donna retired from Chelmsford to Old Lyme, CT at the beginning of 2019.  Old Lyme is home to one of the earliest art colonies in America and art thrives here today.  All the exhibits here are juried so you have to step up your game to have your art seen.  I have gotten in once on three tries.

My art journey began in 2016 when Bobbi, then CAS President, asked me to join the board and manage CAS finances.  I said OK.  She added, “You know you have to produce some art if you’re in the society” she said with a wink. OK.  I put myself to the task and took up watercolor, challenging medium even for the experienced let alone a beginner.  I then tried acrylics, enjoyed them, but the paint just dried too fast in between sessions.  After moving here and eager to get immersed in painting again, I took a beginning oil class at the Lyme Art Association and said this is what I need.  A few of my recent pieces are shown here.   You can see others @gnlagrange on Instagram.

We are closer to the grandkids now, enjoying the rigors of retirement, and still marveling at all of the many Old Lyme beautiful vistas from which to paint or take a pic for those who prefer to paint on the indoor easel.  All beautiful in each season.

  • Former CAS Board Member, Finance.
  • Member Florence Griswold Museum
  • Member Lyme Art Association lymeartassociation.org

My favorite quote by Stephen McCranie which I apply to painting, ”The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.”  Just do it.

Thanks to my art teachers along the way who pushed me to see: Trina Teele, Jacqueline Jones.  Thank you.