Paul Garland: TRIO – Three Related Painting Series

NON-OBJECTIVE ABSTRACTION Modernist traditions of the 20th century have informed my art for many years and continue to do so. From large format watercolors on paper exhibited early in my career at the Everson Museum in 1981: to smaller works recently presented at Axom Gallery in Rochester: The rich core of modernist abstraction runs through […]

Lana Grauer

My studio is the great outdoors.  Standing alone in a forest or meadow in the warm morning sun behind my easel is my favorite way to start a day and a new painting. I have a number of favorite places near my home in Mamaroneck, NY including Otter Creek and The Marshlands Conservancy.  However the […]

Lanna Pejovic

Hello from Lanna and thank you Main Street Arts for inviting me to write a blog in conjunction with the current Fifty Landscapes exhibit.   I am included with three paintings and this is my first blog post – ever! I would like to give you a little insight into my working process by showing you […]

Carl Chiarenza

Acropolis Revisited 300, 2010

Representation, as I use the word, does not mean documentary of the natural, social world. It does not refer to specific times and places.  Representation refers to how photographic syntax allows and restricts–how it frames the visual transformation of what is seen from the vantage point of the camera’s lens. I’m interested in how what is in […]

Meredith Mallwitz

After the Rain 24"x24"

Where are you from?  Canandaigua, NY How long have you been making artwork?  My entire life.  I grew up with creative parents and grandparents, thus, exploring my creativity was always something that was encouraged in my household growing up. Did you go to art school?  I attended The Art institute of Boston, California College of Arts and […]

Dennis Revitzky

Born and raised in northwestern Pennsylvania, I graduated from Gannon and Mercyhurst Colleges with a degree in art education in 1969. I did graduate study in Fine Arts at SUNY Brockport and taught art for 33 years, most of that time in the Livonia, NY school district. Along with teaching I was also a professional […]

Phyllis Bryce Ely: A Landscape Revisited

A Landscape Revisited: Onaping Falls, Canada For this “Fifty Landscapes” blog I’ve chosen to share my experience painting “Onaping Falls, Canada” included in this exhibit. This oil painting is an example of how I often paint landscapes multiple times, first en plein air and then again in the studio using my plein air works, sketches, […]

Kari Ganoung Ruiz: Small Bits

I’m back! Thank you Main Street Arts for inviting me to offer my thoughts in another blog entry; this one corresponding with the opening of the Fifty Landscapes exhibit which includes 4 of my paintings. As nature awakens after its winter slumbering, so to does the painter feel the pull of nicer weather.  Spring is an […]

Victoria Connors: Fiber Art

Growing up in the Finger Lakes, the regional terrain has shown me the peace and beauty of nature. I have always enjoyed the process of creating, using landscape and surrealism as my main passions for expression. I was first introduced to fiber arts and needle felting in June 2014 while volunteering in Rochester.  I saw an inspiring […]