November General Meeting

Our November General Meeting Will Be:

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Homewood Suites
23320 Hwy 59N, Kingwood, TX  77339
6:30pm Meet & Greet
7:00pm Meeting & Demo

LHAA Fall Art Show


Thank you to everyone who helped with and or attended our fall 2016 art show and competition!  Although it was a little smaller than recent shows, it ran very smoothly and I think a good time was had by all!
Special thanks to those of you who came out to help and did not even have an entry in the show.  A few people that come to mind are Lela Neff, our fabulous head of hospitality who outdid herself, as usual; our fearless president, Debra Jones; our handy webmaster, Kristin Dumas; and Dave Berthold, who are always willing to help where needed.
Thanks as well to our judge, Liz Hill, who did a great job with our show and patiently critiqued every entry for any artist that was there.
Congratulations to our first time best of show winner, Carol Showalter, on her beautiful acrylic floral painting, Fresh Blooms (above).   Congratulations go out to all of our other ribbon winners as well!
As a reminder, all recipients of a first place, second place, third place, first honorable mention (yellow ribbon) and best of show ribbon  may advance to the convention show next summer.  If you did not receive a ribbon, you may enter the same entry one more time in the next show (spring 2017) and try your luck with another judge.
Our next show is scheduled for April 2017.  Becky and I have been show chairs for the last 5 years.  We have enjoyed doing this job and have both learned a lot in the process, but it is time for us to turn it over to someone new. We are looking for someone who is interested in shadowing us for the spring show and taking it over in the fall 2017.  If you are interested,  please let us or any board member know.  If we are not able to find replacements, we may not be able to have shows in the future.
Thanks again for all of those who came out and helped with the show!
Amy Conroy and Becky Hall


November Demo Artist – Debra Latham – Oil Portrait with Live Model


Debra Latham - Biography

Debra Latham, a long time award-winning artist, has her work displayed in public & private collections in the United States and abroad.  Her representational work in rich oils can be described as impressionistic realism with a loose and expressive style — everything from landscape to figurative, plein air to studio pieces.

Debra is a native Texan and much of her inspiration comes from her travels & the family farmhouse in the Texas Hill Country. She teaches oil painting in Kingwood, Texas, where she lives with her husband.  She won her first of many art competitions in the 5th grade. At the age of 12 she received her first commission – to paint a mural on the gym wall of her middle school.  Debra recalls,”The only compensation was to skip basketball practice twice a week.  It was probably best.  I was a better painter than basketball player.”

Debra, a self-taught artist who studied with Jeff Hein, Dan Gerhartz, Rob Liberace, Clayton J. Beck & Jeff Legg, didn’t pursue becoming a professional artist until her 2 children were grown.  She credits her inspirations as John Singer Sargent, Sorrolla, Pino, David Leffel, Nydia Lazano, Daniel Gerhartz and Robert Coombs.


Creative Challenge:  Falling Leaves

Share your inspirations with us!

Save This Date!

The LHAA Holiday and scholarship presentation dinner will be held December 13th at 3pm at Chimmichurri’s restaurant at King’s Harbor. The cost to each member will be $25, to be prepaid by December 10th. You can pay by cash or a cheque made out to LHAA, which may be handed to myself or Linda Achard at our next meeting or mailed to:

PO Box 6682,
Kingwood, TX  77325

The menu will consist of:

Soup or salad, a main course of chicken, beef, salmon or pork followed by rice pudding or sorbet/ or cappuccino. Water or iced tea is included and other beverages may be ordered at additional cost.

This is their executive lunch menu and orders will be taken at the table. Since we have reserved the veranda for this event, there will be enough space to invite a spouse or friend to attend with you. We hope you will take this opportunity to get together with your fellow artists to celebrate the Holidays and encourage young artistic talent when we award a $500 scholarship to a student from Lone Star College Kingwood.