I am a lifelong wood working hobbyist. I am passionate about creating individual pieces that give new life to wood that might otherwise be overlooked.
I recycle, up-cycle, or use sustainably sourced wood from trees that have fallen of their own accord to be as environmentally conscious as I can. I like to experiment with different ideas, techniques and tools
Phyllis is a mixed media artist living in the Hudson Valley. She has a master’s degree in art education from Manhattanville College and taught locally at the high school level for 10 years and as an adjunct at Dutchess Community College. Now retired from teaching, Ms. Chadwick spends her time creating in her home studio. She is currently a member of the Inspiration Art Group International; American Society of Botanical Artists; River Winds Galley; Great Hollow Photographers Club; Friends of the Great Swamp (FrOGS). She exhibits her work locally and virtually.
Phyllis sells her work via local shows, virtual shows and her website pgchadwick.com. You can also find rotating exhibits of her artwork at Perk Up a cafe in Stormville.
New Growth for me lately has been taking a step back, walking slower, and examining the beautiful world around us. The forests are a magical place to observe mushrooms, moss and hidden creatures lurking just behind a leaf. Fungi hunting and foraging have become my new hobby and naturally they inspired me to create art with their mysteriousness. Taking pictures of these wonderful lifeforms doesn't fully capture their presence. I attempt to recreate their personalities by mounting my photos to a wooden board, painting encaustic (wax) over them and adding pan pastels for extra atmosphere.
Kelly Edwards is a watercolor and mixed media artist and owner of Arbor Gallery in Carmel, NY. Kelly finds inspiration in the beauty of nature, expressionism, art nouveau and the watercolor medium itself. Becoming an artist in order to develop an ability to counter a need for control, she allows herself to embrace the unexpected in her work. Her artwork has been exhibited in LAND Gallery in Pawling, NY, Emerge Gallery in Saugerties, NY, and featured at Putnam Arts Council.
Scott Garrette is from Kansas City, studied at Baker University ('94-'98), and moved to New York in 2008.
Garrette focused on mostly abstract painting and functional pottery in school, and started a pottery business with a friend just out of college while continuing to paint. He designed and built a "Straw Bale" art studio in Lawrence, KS (2002-2006).
Garrette has exhibited work in Kansas City, MO.- Baldwin City, KS.- Lawrence, KS.- Beacon, NY. - NYC - Mahopac, NY.
Janice A Hyde
Though a self taught artist, I was greatly influenced being raised in a family of generations of artists.. I have been exhibiting and selling my work since 1970.
Hello, my name is Elizabeth but I go by Ely.
I’ve always been drawn to the creative world. My love for making art was heavily inspired by my grandparents, who took care of me when I was young. My grandfather was a fine artist and artesian, and my grandmother was known for her roles as a seamstress, chef, and entrepreneur in her small town.
Drawing and painting come to me naturally. My love for painting often crosses over to actual life circumstances; I find myself looking for chances to paint something somewhere. I’ve had a couple of opportunities to paint murals for schools and office spaces. I’ve been commissioned to paint a few portraits of children and pets. Most of my work gets gifted as I finish it. I have never, until recently, begun collecting work for my portfolio.
Vanessa Pineda Fox
Vanessa Pineda Fox grew up on Long Island and graduated from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. After graduating with a BFA in graphic design, she enjoyed working in new media in various roles as a graphic designer. Working with acrylics and mixed media, Vanessa enjoys exploring handwriting as texture and seeing how the light play is affected using metallics, mattes, and resin. Her inspiration is fed by her emotions, her surroundings, and the unpredictable direction of her brush strokes.
Kristin Reed has a BFA from MassArt in Boston and an MFA from Pratt Institute. In the 1980s she made street art with stencils, posters and billboards and directed a project in the MTA’s Creative Stations program to create a gallery space within the Bleeker Street Subway station. Reed painted several large public murals in NYC, Long Island, Erie, PA, and Nicaragua. Her paintings traveled to major US museums with The Smithsonian Institute’s Traveling Exhibition program (SITES) in “The Realm of the Coin.” A billboard shown at The DIA Foundation in 1986 curated by Martha Rosler, then more recently in The Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, Mitchell-Inness and Nash Gallery in NYC and The Glasgow Women’s Library during the 26th UN Climate Change Conference in 2021. Reed currently has a studio residency with Chashama.org in the Brooklyn Army Terminal.
I was born and raised in NYC but mostly in The Bronx. I attended CCNY where I graduated with a BS in Mathematics and an MA in Mathematics Education. I taught high school mathematics in The Bronx. I have always been interested in the arts and started writing poems and playing guitar at age 19. I studied poetry under Professor Robert O’Clair. I studied guitar at The Guitar Workshop. And painting and drawing at SUNY in Purchase. I have had paintings in 8 live group shows at Jones Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri, and in many online shows including HMVCGalleryNewYork My poems have been published.in magazines, books and at HVMOCA. I self-published a children’s book, ”Mr. Fine Goes to the Eye Doctor”. My principal artistic interest has been abstract painting and drawing for the last 10 years.
My name is Carla. I own CJ Tucker
Studio. I am a relatively new artist of about four years so I try to push myself beyond my comfort zone, often experiencing new growth on a daily basis. Watercolor is my first love but I have recently felt that itch to explore other mediums. Pastels called to me and so I invested in good materials and answered the challenge. I love the beauty of nature which often supplies me with endless inspiration for my art. When people comment on the diverse nature of my art, my answer always is “I paint what moves me." Be it a beautiful landscape, a photo of an interesting face, a beautiful flower; it has to move me for me to paint it.
“I am a collector of things, channelings, maybe bones, maybe feathers, old trinkets, buttons, anything that appears to have embedded an energy or spirit that I wish to harness that was once lost or is yet to be known. As an Artist it’s my greatest desire to harness these images and blend them with color and pattern, various techniques and serendipity to create paintings that are actually more altars or talismans of ineffable energetic knowings that I understand only through feeling. Words alone fail me. Ultimately, my creativity is an attempt to alchemize my history, my intuition and my visions into a coherent idea that can only be expressed through the fractal of divinity that is me.”
Bringing out what’s hiding inside of all subjects is my passion, I use photography to create that visual! Most people don’t see there shell as the outside world does. photo can help them restore self worth and love for themselves.
Christopher Datino lives in Somers NY . He started drawing at a very young age with his father.. He excelled in art while in High School and was accepted into the School Of Visual arts but did not attend. He then started his own business and raised a family together with his wife. It wasn’t until years later that he picked up a pencil again. He currently works with many mediums and jokes about getting bored easily. Painting, drawing and mixing things together is his passion!
Philip is a life long New York State resident who developed a passion for art making at a young age. He studied art at Fairleigh Dickinson University before receiving a BFA from Marist College. He has a Masters in Art Teaching from The School of Visual Arts with 15 years of teaching experience working in both New York City and the Hudson Valley. Philip has a studio in Hudson, NY which he also uses as a venue for group art exhibits.
Lily Fertik is an abstract impressionist artist who connects most to nature, spiritual connections and intuitive creativity. Her works are focused on color interaction, blending textures & a feeling of dimensional harmony.. From the news afar and the stories that are close to Lily’s personal life, her paintings have developed into portals or windows of love and hope. Lily paints in her home studio in Ridgefield CT. while listening to music that feed her mood or in silence to feel & dive deep into her emotions.
Leaving a Boston suburb, where the view out a window is a peek into your neighbor’s bathroom, for the wide open plains of Minnesota might seem culture-shocking in some ways, but in hindsight it was the most logical next step. It had everything one needed to raise sheep, a large barn, fields of alfalfa, and protection from the frigid Canadian winter winds. A local farmer provided us with three pregnant ewes who gave us wool. And the wool lead to spinning, and the spinning lead to weaving and weaving was the door to a world of fabric, nuno felting, texture and color - the journey happily continues.
Nancy Handler Nikel
Nancy is a newcomer to the art world. She worked in finance and the horse industry for many years. Her mother was an artist and studied art history - as a young woman Nancy accompanied her mother to many museums and historic buildings throughout the world. Nancy is an artist with little formal training, and a huge love of art, nature and the creative process. Self taught and determined to create paintings of nature using nature - it has been a growth process for Nancy. She saw the potential to capture the essence of trees and stuck with it. Enjoy.
Linda T. Hubbard is a fine art photographer who is a native of New England and lived in the Hudson River Valley. Retiring from IBM, Hubbard focused on her love of photography and promoting artists. She was a co-owner of RiverWinds Gallery, Beacon, NY, chaired Art Along the Hudson for 10 years, was on the Dutchess County Tourism Advisory Committee, former President of the BeaconArts Community Association, board member of the Mill Street Loft Arts Organization and President of the Hudson Valley Artisans Guild.
Now living in Sherman, CT she curates the art shows at the Sherman Library and the Great Hollow Photographers Club Art Shows and started the Sherman Artists Association.
Alissa Leigh paints to express herself, using color and a unique gestural cipher. She is inspired by her time living and studying in NYC; bright lights, music, art and graffiti.
Through her use of color, gesture and a visual language that is recognizably her own, her paintings become energetic focal points in the spaces they inhabit.
Leigh lives and works in Bedford, NY as a self-taught artist. Her style is always evolving as she learns new techniques and inspirations. She works mainly with acrylic paints, but often incorporates collage elements, oils, spray paint, markers and pastels. Leigh’s works are in private collections in NY, CT, NJ, AZ, MD, GA, FL, Germany and Hungary. She has been in numerous group shows in NY and CT and recently had two successful solo shows at Chroma Fine Art Gallery in Katonah, NY.
I’m a member of the Katonah Museum Artist Association in Katonah, NY, the Putnam Arts Council in Mahopac, NY and of Arts on the Lake at Lake Carmel, NY.
I grew up in Belgium and came to NY in 1973. I've been painting most of my life. My work has shown at different galleries in Westchester and Putnam counties.
Solo shows at the Somers Public Library, NY. The Kent Public Library in Kent,NY. The Third floor gallery at the Mahopac Public Library in Mahopac,NY and the Danbury Public Library in Danbury Ct and in October 2022 at Hendrick Hudson Free Library.
Group shows at the Katonah Village Library in Katonah, NY. at Hendrick Hudson Free Library in Montrose NY and also at the Mahopac Public Library in Mahopac,NY.
A virtual exhibit in November 2021 at the Beekman Library in Hopewell Jct., NY
I have been painting seriously as an artist since 1974 and since kindergarten knew my destiny was to be an artist with my early love and skill for sketching and of visiting the many mueums in Boston where I grew up. I have a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. in Painting and an MFA in Painting and Photography from USC in Los Angeles. I am currently retired as an adjunct Professor of Fine Arts (Painting, Art History, Drawing and Photography) at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, New York where I taught for 22 years. I am currently represented by the Upstream Gallery in Hasting on Hudson, New York. My work hangs in many corporate collections as I was represented by OK Harris Gallery's Annex in So Ho, New York from 1980 through1991.
Michele Ullian is a Hudson Valley Artist from Beacon, New York. She is a sculptor and painter and is currently creating pieces with clay and acrylic on canvas.
Born in NYC and raised in nearby Scarsdale, NY. A natural born artist, Jennie has always seen the world as though framed through the lens of a camera.
As a child, she received a steady diet of arts and culture at home and on frequent trips to The New York Public Library and NYC’s many dynamic museums.
Her creativity was enthusiastically fostered at home and in school.
Mostly self-taught, Jennie has been painting and photographing her way through life.
Jennie has always enjoyed the ability to find the beauty and funny in every situation, and her goal as an artist is to share the magic she sees with those around her.
Jennie currently works from her Connecticut studio, Cloud Farm Industries.
Her art is sparked by nature, architecture and current events.
Jennie shows and sells her art in local shows and through her art studio’s online shop and instagram.
Judith de Toth
Judith de Toth lives in Carmel. After teaching elementary school for 40 years in NYC and Westchester County, she decided to follow her passion for art. Fifty years ago, her father had given her his box of art supplies, which led her to taking a few art lessons, but motherhood and career put her passion on hold for some time. About fifteen years ago, an artist friend in Maine encouraged her to resume art lessons again. She signed up with Jeanne DeMotses from the Putnam Arts Council in Mahopac, and credits her with learning the fundamentals of art and design. After a few years, she transferred to Arts on the Lake to study with the renowned artist, Alexander Shundi. He encouraged her to rely on her imagination, in lieu of photographs, to draw and to paint. He also believes she should experiment with abstract designs. Judith has explored many media
Monique Ford grew up in Katonah, NY and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Plattsburgh State University, where she studied painting, drawing, photography and women's studies. Continuing her studies in fine arts, she attended Pratt Institute where she received her Masters of Fine Arts in painting. She has had 9 solo exhibits and been in group shows throughout the USA and Greece in galleries such as Ceres Gallery, The Painting Center, Ward Pound Ridge, The Katonah Museum of Art, Art Basel, Ridgefield Artist Guild, Nurture Art, Providence Arts Club, Silvermine Artist Guild, Blueseed Gallery and the Copelouzos Family Art Museum. More recently, Monique has shown her work at Jazz on Main in Mount Kisco, NY. She currently serves as the Chair of Exhibitions on the Katonah Museum Artists’ Association board and resides in Bedford Village.
Originally from Derbyshire in the UK, Jane has lived in the Hudson Valley since 2009. She's an award winning landscape photographer based in the Village of Pawling, NY but travels throughout the North East still seeing the land through the eyes of a visitor. If there is a choice, her favorite time to work is in the early morning, when the light is more nuanced and the land has a serenity rarely felt at the end of a busy day.
Jane says "Working in the landscape makes me happy deep in my soul and there is something very special about tackling the photographic challenges posed by the unpredictability of the natural world"
Artist, Teacher, Translator, Writer. BA and MA in Literature with equivalent of a major in Art History (U of M, Tokyo U, Sophia U), 8+ years intensive study with Asian Brush Calligraphy master. Additionally works in wide range of media including collage, drawing/painting, mixed media. Prize-winning artist, has exhibited in Tokyo, Colorado, Washington, Pennsylvania and NYC and throughout the greater metropolitan area. Formerly co-founder and Director of Yasuragi Japan Arts Center. Ran the Longview School arts program for over ten years. Coordinator of the FrOGS Annual Celebration Art Show. Presently active with PAA, Art/East, PAC, offering workshops with Land Gallery Pawling and running the figure drawing sessions for Arts on the Lake.
Elizabeth Naughton is a passionate artist who enjoys creating in a wide variety of mediums — ranging from paper art, painting, and mosaics to digital art, graphic design, 3D printing, and augmented reality. Enthusiastically embracing contemporary art and design, Elizabeth is dedicated to exploring fresh ideas, techniques, and technologies.
In her artistic process, Elizabeth goes with the flow,, immersing herself in the moment of creation. Her style is characterized by a modern, bright, and colorful aesthetic, marked by clean lines and graphic elements. Elizabeth's love for texture and vibrant colors is evident in her work, creating a dynamic fusion of classic and contemporary elements in each piece.
A Nebraska native, Kendra Shedenhelm, spent her childhood experimenting with art ideas, crafting cartoon series and calendars and selling paper creations to neighborhood kids. With a BFA from Chicago, she swiftly moved to NYC, working as a graphic designer, printmaker, illustrator, and artist. Now residing in a Hudson village, her art reflects a process of embracing moods and whims. Magic lies in a fluidly drawn line or a random assembly of textures. As a freelance artist, she collaborates with notable clients like The History Channel and Saatchi & Saatchi, illustrating empowering books and earning recognition such as the Tomie dePaola Award semi-finalist and the A. Eric Arctander grant recipient. Represented by Liz Wain at Wain’s World Licensing, Kendra's exploratory approach brings authenticity to her diverse projects.
Wayne Toepp is a Hudson Valley artist living in Poughkeepsie and maintaining a studio in Hyde Park. His process of building up translucent layers of paint develops atmospheres and spaces that are rich in art historical references, from northern romantic painting to haunted surrealist tableaus. The muted interiority of his works suggest half-lit chambers and the barely discerned outlines of presences and memories of place.