Barbara Lalicki enjoys creating scenes that have a narrative feel. Even her still-life paintings feel animated. She’s inspired by favorite vases, sculptures, plants, and flowers as well as black-and-white images that she reimagines in color. For instance, “Charm City Sisters” is based on old photos and drawings of the Cone sisters, whose amazing art collection includes the Matisse paintings referenced in the painting. “The Film Star” is based on Karl Hubbuch’s 1930s ink drawing, “The Film Star Spends Two Minutes in Her Parents’ Garden,” and she hopes you can imagine the parents standing proudly in the cottage doorway. A small newspaper image of Jagger sporting his wrinkles led to “Red Mick,” and “Wild Ride” is based on a 2 x 3 photo of her mother as a child.
She paints the family cats and does commissioned portraits based on photos as well.
Formerly an editorial director for children’s books at four major publishing companies, most recently HarperCollins, Barbara teaches “Creating the Picture Book” with author-illustrator Steve Henry, a course that reflects their shared love of such fabulous illustrators as Ludwig Bemelmans, Wanda Gag, and William Steig. She’s also crazy about Manet, Matisse, Van Gogh, and van Eyck, to mention but four.
She’s studied with David Dunlop, Seth Foreman, Jennifer Griffin, Charles Gruppe, Skip Lawrence, and Bruce Waldman. Her work has been presented in various gallery shows including, most recently, the Equus Show at the Mehu Gallery in New York City. To see more of Barbara’s artwork, please visit www.barbaralalicki.comRead More
Bonnie currently teaches reading to kindergarten students at Park Early Childhood Center in Ossining. About five years ago she became interested in watching the eagles that reside in our area all year.
Not satisfied with just watching, Bonnie took some pictures.
She started out digiscoping with a Swarovski spotting scope and point and shoot camera.
"Last year I wanted sharper pictures, so I purloined my husband’s SLR. Please enjoy my pictures. And go to the Hudson River and see the eagles."
A native of Boston, Edward Malsberg graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art, in 1940; a Fine Arts major.
He studied printmaking at the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. During WW2, he served overseas in a topography unit and on the staff of Stars and Stripes European edition as an artist. After the war he began a lengthy career as a free-lance illustrator in New York in advertising and publishing.
Edward's clients included major advertising agencies and book publishers and the subject matter ranged from humorous, decorative illustration, to science, natural history, biology, physiology, children’s books and textbooks.
He also won an award from the American Institute of Graphic Arts in 1968 for book illustration.
These days, Edward is engaged in my lifelong passion for landscape painting in his favorite mediums, watercolor and pastel.Read More
"Inspired by the majestic views of the American Southwest, the Hudson Valley, and the Connecticut shoreline, I'm especially intrigued by the relationship between our natural environment and the artifacts we leave behind." - Helen Arbor Young
Helen was introduced to photography by a Brownie Box camera and has printed her photographs in the traditional and digital darkrooms for over two decades.
Her technical skills were enhanced by courses at the New York Botanical Garden, Westchester Art Workshop, and the Institute for Creative Photography. Since then she has exhibited in numerous group and solo shows.
Her photographs have been published in calendars as well as in the book - Images of America:Teatown Lake Reservation.
You can see her work on display in the permanent collection of the Connecticut River Museum.
She happily serves on the Board of Directors for the Ossining Arts Council.
"I take time and care to stretch my own canvases and prepare the grounds, much like the old masters used to. In so doing, the surface develops its own unique character before a paint stroke is applied.
My paintings move continuously between realism and imagination. They move between drawing and a loose application of paint.
I love watching the oil paint glide across the surface and let the drips and drops take on a life of their own.
My ‘mistakes’ become solutions, eventually, or sometimes. Most of my paintings have an organic and delicate feel."
- Joanne Orce
June Farnham Biography 2015
Her contemporary landscape paintings reflect the ever-changing moods, colors and forms of nature particularly along the Hudson River. Although largely realistic in composition, she experiments with abstraction as a way to view what nature offers to the eye.
Education included several years of art classes at Skidmore College. She studied oil painting at the Rockland Center for the Arts. She exhibits regularly in solo and group shows.
Paintings are currently on exhibit at:
Images Art Gallery, Briarcliff Manor, NY
Keenan House, Ossining, NY
You can see her work in the permanent collection of the Ossining Public Library.
Ossining Arts Council
Northern Westchester Artists Guild (NWAG)
Keith Gordon has worked with clay since 1971, studying with his Mother, Mildred Gordon and at the Baltimore Museum of Art with Olin Russum. He has pursued further ceramic study and figure sculpture classes at Fairmont College, Touchstone Center, Peters Valley, Clay Art Center, Garrison Art Center, Westchester Art Workshop, Belle Levine Art Center, and Sugar Maples.
Keith works in stoneware, porcelain, terra cotta and fires in his Raku, reduction and oxidation kilns. Keith's work emphasizes organic forms that express the plasticity of clay. His studio is located in Ossining.
Keith established and manages the ceramics studio at the Cedar Lane Arts Center in Cedar Lane Park where he teaches ceramics to adults through the Ossining Recreation & Parks Dep’t. Keith also teaches ceramics at Pelham Art Center and is an officer of Hudson River Potters and Ossining Arts Council.
For more information about Keith's work, and images of his functional and architectural work:
web site: CageyCreations.weebly.com
Mary has been a student of art and horticulture all of her life. With experience in estate gardening and landscape design she has an intimate knowledge of the plant material that is the subject of Botanical Illustration.
Renée is a member of the Ossining Arts Council and is currently on their Board of Trustees; she is also a member of the Katonah Artists’ Association and the Peekskill Arts Alliance.
Always an artist, Renée attended the High School of Art and Design and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the School of Visual Arts, NYC. Following many years as a graphic designer, she developed a love of painting.
Renée has participated in numerous county-wide art shows and has exhibited in juried shows sponsored by the Ossining Arts Council, Ossining, NY and the Carriage Barns Art Center, New Canaan, CT.
“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things” – Ray Bradbury
Sharon Linsker takes inspiration from paths along the Hudson River, the wooded trails of Westchester, and ventures abroad. Watercolor is the medium that best allows her to capture color and light in nature. The spirit of the landscape emerges as paint hits the paper and color mixes with color. Often the work is playful, verging on abstraction; sometimes it’s closer to realism.
A longtime resident of Northern Westchester, Sharon exhibits bi-annually with the Westchester Watercolor Group at the Main House Gallery in Somers, N.Y. Recent New York exhibitions include the Art Gallery of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Mamaroneck Artists Guild Gallery, and the OAC Steamer Firehouse Gallery.
For additional information and images, go to sharonlinsker.comRead More
Tom's work displayed here is in the print medium. He enjoys a voluntary/mentor position in the print department at Westchester Community College.
Tom received his BFA at Colorado in 1970 and has shown his Art works there, as well as in Wisconsin, Massachusetts and Maine.
In recent years his work received an Honorable Mention at “Methods and Monotype” sponsored by Monotype Guild of New England. His print was also chosen for exhibit by the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in 2006.
website: www.tomwillsart.comRead More
Whitney Lane studied Photography and Art at the Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University. He was Unit Photographer in the United States Marine Corps. For over 35 years, he has created photography for National and International Clients that have included Corporations, Publishers, PR Firms and Advertising Agencies. His team has managed to produced all facets of his full service studio which has included people and product photography for print as well as websites. Computer/Digital services are also available. And also Fine Art Photography.
His areas of photography have ranged from Pharmaceutical,Medical, Financial, Industrial, Travel/Resort and Underwater.
Over the years he has also enjoyed doing Family Photography,having photographed hundreds of families in the community. Restoration of Photographs is also something else that heenjoys doing and making Archival copies for Family Members which makes a very thoughtful gift.