This area is so beautiful that it attracts many artists to live and work here. I am continually surprised
and impressed by the quality and quantity of art produced locally.
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While I was born in Rochester (many years ago) I spent summers on a farm in Bristol. Later, my family moved to Hemlock and I went to school in Livonia. After high school I attended collage in Buffalo and took drawing and perspective classes at the Albright Knox Art Gallery. After getting married and having children, I started a home based candle business. I designed brochures and catalogs for the wholesale part of the business and did displays in the retail shop along with coming up with a few new coloring techniques for candles.
After retirement, I started to paint with watercolors, experimented with acrylics, and then with oils. I now paint almost exclusively with oils: sometimes I use brushes, sometimes painting knives and often with a combination of brushes and painting knives.
Many of my paintings are scenes of the Finger Lakes area. I’ve done lots of barns because I love the character of them. I’d really love to hear the stories they could tell if they could talk. I do paint other subjects though. Animals, flowers and yes, people. I take on commissions occasionally, though most of my paintings are of subjects, scenes that just appeal to me.
My work may be seen at:
All Things Art, Canandaigua, New York
Artizann’s in Naples , New York
The Frame Shop and Gallery, Canandaigua, New York
Mackerel Sky Book Store, Honeoye, New York
Current memberships include: Lake Side Artists Guild, Livingston Art Group, Naples Artists Network, Ontario County Arts Council.
I am a past member of the Henrietta Art Club and the Penfield Art Association (served as President for 2003-2004
One of my paintings was chosen to be on the cover of an anthology of the Finger Lakes region entitled “Knocking on the Silence”.
Kathleen Armitage, David Barnet, Kurt & Lynda Carlson (Carlson Glassworks), Becky Congdon, John Dodd Studio, Anne Fischer, Bob Fladd, Paul & Suzanne Frazer (Frazer Studios), Geroux Studios, Albie Alliet (Grape Moments Studio), Charlie Kingsley, Jo Krajci (Me & My Shadows), John Nihart, Philippe Faraut (PCF Studios), Anne Schliffer, Serenity Fine Woodworks, Adam & Sarah Spector, Mark Stash, Kala Stein, Carole Battle (The Studio at Falling Waters),
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