Fern Jory
Sadly, we say farewell to Fern Jory, a much admired artist among us.  Fern passed away on March 3, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer and will fondly be remembered by her family of artists at the Fine Arts Society of Milton.

In Memory of Marion Detlor

Marion Detlor

The following was in the Globe & Mail:

DETLOR, Marion Ruth (nee Roblin) 1924-2012 Passed away peacefully at Milton hospital, on February 12th, 2012. Marion is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years, Jim; sons, Darcy (Julie), Jason (Audrey); daughters, Linda (Allan ), Mayla (Uwe); grandchildren, Justin (Nicole), Erin (Jamie), Megan (Tom), Katie (Virginia), Jamie, Laura, Simon, Sarah, Alanna, Lucas, Adam and great grandchildren, Austin and Greyson. She was predeceased by her sons; Perry ( Kerry ), Paul (Marg), daughter, Christine, granddaughter, Lisa (Ian), sister, Joyce and brother, Don. She will forever be in our hearts and minds.

A poem written for Marion by Jim:

When I write the wonder of her eyes,

This page doth glow and gently warm the touch.

In her heart the ember never dies.

No other Saint could ever love as much.


Marion Detlor 2

Marion was a past president and  a founding member of FASM.

She was an avid water colour artist.

One of her  paintings of the beloved ‘old’ library hangs in the present library.

She only took up art after retiring  from her job as a social worker.

Recently she was learning to play jazz piano and also to paint portraits.

She accompanied the MSAC Kitchen Band for awhile on the piano

and also volunteered to play the piano at Martindale.

She had taken part in Tai Chi at the Milton Seniors’ Centre for many years

and entertained the members there with wonderful memories of her life.

She was loved by us all and will be missed.


Marion Detlor 3

Posted on: January 10, 2011

We had an inspirational Fun time at Terry’s soiree !


]Several FASM members met at Terry’s beautiful heritage house (which  is for sale, if you are looking for an idyllic place to live) in Campbellville recently. We painted, sketched, chatted, ate and had a great time!

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Terrys 3      Terrys 5Terrys 4

Terrys 6



Posted on: March 12, 2010



Glimpses of H2H 2010

Doug ElliottDOUG ELLIOT-Organizer of Show for  8 years

MARG WILKES- FASM TREASURER  and part of the H2H Committee

Marg Wilkes

NANCY CUTTLE-helping to set up the Silent Auction

Nancy Cuttle

Nancys Sculpture

Nancy’s sculpture of Bruce Whitehead surveys  paintings at the show.

Getting ready   Nancy getting ready

Suzanne LaSalle

 SUZANNE LASALLE polishes her work before H2H 2010.

Posted on: January 26, 2010

A wonderful workshop at Sybil Rampen’s!

Sybil 1

Sybil 2

Sybil Rampen

Sandra S VP





Sandra Spagnuolo-VP


Nan Gent-Trip coordinator

Nan Gent

We loved our time with Sybil Rampen at Joshua Creek Heritage Centre.

We used the printing press and experimented with water colour printing. We all produced masterpieces!

We explored the wonderful gallery and were totally inspired to create more another day.








Posted on: June 13, 2009

FASM in the community!!

Spelling Bee

In the recent Spelling Bee in the Town of Milton, that involved teams from many community groups,

FASM formed a team that consisted of local artists: Marion Detlor, Barb Jones and Jenny Panda. They did not win but they did enjoy the evening of fun, food , competition and silent auction in aid of North Halton Literacy. They had to wear silly costumes for the event. They don’t always look like that!

Posted on: March 1, 2009

Great FASM press in the Champion this weekend!!!!

Hello all

For those of you who don’t get The Champion , FASM got great press this weekend .

Three arts related articles:

This on Heart to Hand which is this coming weekend!!! March 6th and 7th

(see details on this site)

An editorial comment about buying original art coming from the interview with Nancy

Posted on: January 10, 2009

Fabulous FASM Cookbook! (invaluable keepsake!!)

Only about 20 copies of the FASM cookbook are still available!!

This is a great keepsake and a must to have.

All! FASM members should own one! Do you? It is a bargain at only $7.

Please contact if you would like a copy.

Cook Book

The following is one fabulous recipe in the cookbook !


submitted by Nancy Cuttle

I love creative cooking. My family no longer allows me to bake anything that has to rise because I don’t measure things and we know that things like baking powder and salt should be measured.

Just like in a work of art, I look for a balance of colours, textures and flavours in my dishes. This carrot soup is built on relative portions of ingredients and can be adjusted to suit taste. It’s very good hot and incredibly memorable when served chilled. 


Start with 2 cloves of garlic. Combine with an equal amount of fresh ginger root and 3 times the amount of sweet onion.  Throw them in a food processor and chop fine.

In a big soup pot, sauté the mixture in 2 ½ tablespoons of olive oil until soft.

Take about 8 big carrots, peel and process to small chunks.

Add carrots to the pot and sauté until well coated.

Add 6 cups of chicken stock ( I use Knorr powdered chicken stock), Liquid should cover carrot mixture.

Cover and cook on Medium heat until carrots are soft.

Puree in batches until smooth.

Return soup to pot on low heat.

Gradually stir in 1 cup milk ( I use 1%) to give a creamy consistency .  Season with lots of fresh black pepper and salt to taste. Serve with a single snow pea sliced in thirds on the diagonal floating on the surface. That’s the colour balance! Serves 8.

Posted on: July 15, 2008

July 2008 Launching of New FASM Website

WebsiteOn July 7th Gwen Gent, Sandra Spagnuolo Jenny Panda with Jason Panda’s guidance spent a valuable morning exploring our new fantastic FASM website.

And now here it is!

Make sure you come back and check it regularly for news of shows and upcoming events!