PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

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Cathy Whitehead, Glen Gardner, NJCatherine Whitehead, award winning artist received 3rd in 2015 Morristown Plein Air Festival.  “The experience of translating nature’s energy into my work is exhilarating and the reason I can’t resist the urge to paint outdoors”.

 

 

 

Donna Glahn, Mountain Top, PA"I live in the Pocono area of Pennsylvania and reside at Black Lake in the summer, where I am inspired by the beauty of the Thousand Islands area.  I enjoy painting a variety of subjects, such as boats, fish, wildlife, homes and river scenes.”

 

 

Robert Hedden, Wellesley Island, NY  I am most happy when painting outdoors in nature capturing the essence of a landscape or architectural  subject. I made two trips to Italy in 2015 enjoying the wine and culinary delights while painting the rolling hills of Tuscany with its vineyards and olive groves, the cliffside villages of Cinque Terre (5 lands) west of Tuscany, and the rugged coastline of the Amalfi Coast in the south.

 

Lori McCall, Liverpool, NY  I started plein air painting in 2007 with a group of artists (Plein Air Painters Thousand Island Region). I believe painting from life allows for a more spontaneous result, capturing the essence of the scene. Painting outdoors allows me to truly enjoy our ever so short summers.

 

Tarryl Gabel, Poughkeepsie, NY  Tarryl Gabel, an award winning Hudson Valley Artist, prefers working plein air when possible. She considers a painting successful when it evokes or captures a certain mood or a fleeting moment in time, striving to paint the light.

 

 

 

Jan Romeiser, Clifton Springs, NY.  In 2012, I discovered Plein Air painting. I love being outside painting God’s beautiful creations, bridges, barns and other old buildings.

 

 

 

Cheryl Simeone, Three Mile Bay, NY  NYS teacher Art K-12. Born in Amsterdam, NY. I am semi-retired and belong to a number of Plein Air groups PAPTIR(Thousand Islands Region and FCPAP(Florida)Jacksonville region. I recently won first place for a painting for an Acrylic Plein Air Painting done in the summer near Clayton

 

John McNally, Annandale, NJ.  After studying with Delaware Valley artists, John began successfully attending Northeastern plein air events, where he enjoys discovering beautiful scenery and making new friends

 

 

 

Kathy Morris, Canandaigua, NY.  Kathy Ann Morris, a retired English teacher of 33 years, always was an "art wannabe." Taking some workshops and classes fueled this desire to broaden her experience, in oil and watercolor, always seeking to improve and become more painterly.

 

 

Chrissy Pahucki, New Hampton, NY.  I love gardening, canoeing, hiking and rock hunting. Plein air painting is a change of pace for me. Painting gives me a great excuse to find a beautiful location and really soak in my surroundings.

 

Bonnie McGown, Ringwood, NJ.  Is a New Jersey plein air painter who paints in a loose impressionistic manner.  Travelling the US and Canada capturing the illusive flow of light on canvas.

 

 

Tina Yannotti Burgess, Geneva, NY  After attending Plein Air Painting classes in 2006, I discovered that painting with oil was my passion.  Being able to mix paint on the canvas, and the fact that it didn’t dry right away, I could discover more colors and could move the paint around with more freedom.

 

Mark Keller, Norwood, NY

 

 

Jan Byington, Clayton, NY.  Studio instruction in traditional oils, classes in watercolor, drawing and plein air painting led to being a founding member of Plein Air Painters Thousand Islands Region.  I share my love of nature by capturing the uniqueness of my surroundings in paint.  Oil - Water Music

 

 

Faye Ingerson, Clayton, NY.  Faye is a lifelong resident of Clayton, NY, an attribute that inspires each of her paintings.  From the river to the forest, her use of color is a trademark feature that quickly captivates the eye.

 

 

Drina Kay, Cape Vincent, NY  After retirement as a theatre teacher/director in Virginia,  Drina Connors Kay, welcomed the opportunity to travel, write, and paint. Her love of set design & decor inspired her to take watercolor classes. Later she accepted house sitting assignments all over the US and Canada, and eventually settled in Cape Vincent, NY, telling friends and family that the Thousand Islands is the perfect spot to write and paint.

 

Frederick Holman, Brant Lake, NYFred currently sits on the Board of Directors of  North Country Arts.  His work has been shown at these venues and in the juried art shows throughout the Adirondack region.

 

Jerry Merrill, Rodman, NY.  Jerry Merrill has been painting since he was old enough to hold a brush. He enjoys all art forms, including snow sculpting.  But he is happiest when painting in his beloved Adirondacks. Jerry is a member of the Arts Association  of Northern New York and exhibits at the Sackets Harbor Art Center.

 
 

Drayton Jones, Fayetteville, NY.  I sketch/paint everyday.Really enjoy the plein air experience and work in transparent watercolor.Have achieved signature membership in Watercolor West , an international watercolor society , and have won three awards in their annual competitions. Also,a signature member of the Central NY Watercolor Society.

 

 

Dianne Burpee, St. Louis, MO

 

 

Diane Leifheit, Paul Smiths, NYIt is the spirit in landscape – the feel of the sun, the riffle of breeze.  I work hard to paint what I see, fair witness to what the land is telling me at that moment.To capture the essence, to create resonance in the image. That is the goal.

 

 

William Christopherson, Watertown, NY.  plein-air landscape artist from Watertown, N.Y. who has received award recognition at many regional contemporary art showings. He has traveled to destinations including the Maine coast, Florida, and Europe/ Mediterranian to  create his unique artworks on location.

 

Susan Beadle, Queensbury, NY.       I am a social historian at heart.  The combination of history, people and the events that bind them into a compelling story have been my passion.  When I stopped teaching I needed a way to examine history anew and art became my medium.

 

 

Kendra Schieber, Corinth, NY  Kendra loves capturing the early morning dew in the orchard or vineyards and the deep shadows that a late afternoon's light will cast.  Conveying the feeling of that moment on linen with oil paints in a way that communicates it to the viewer - that is her ever present challenge and enjoyment.

Sue Benedict, Rush, NY.  "Plein Air painting is ideal for me because it allows me to combine my passion for the out doors with my love of water color painting."

 

 

Amy Forgit, Watertown, NY.  Amy grew up in the North Country spending summers on the St. Lawrence River. "The River is a special place for me where I feel connected to nature and it helps me feel relaxed and grounded. I studied Political Science and minored in Art at SUNY Cortland.

 

 

Lisa Hackett, Baltimore, MD.  Lisa is a Program Coordinator at Oak Crest Village. Over the years she has illustrated various projects for the Charlottesville Peace Center, for businesses and commissioned portraits. She has been an annual exhibitor at the National Arts Program at Johns Hopkins.

 

 

Bell Chevigny, New York, NY.  Bell has been named an Honorary Lifetime Participant.  This unique honor comes to her by her own merit; sharing the plein air concept with us, guiding the process and supporting the festival financially.  Bell has spent summers on the St Lawrence River her entire life in a cabin built by her grandfather in 1914.

 

 

Linda Palmer, Redwood, NY.  I love the beauty of nature and am influenced by the play of light on
the scene.  Try to enhance my interpretation of the subject to draw
the viewer into the picture and strive to create peace and joy.