Deborah Ruggerio

Capturing the beauty of nature that surrounds me inspires me to create my art. Whether it’s in the solidarity of a rock formation or in the delicacy of the flower petals that bloom in the spring for only a short period of time, there’s a magnificent canvas to experience every day. All one has to do is take the time to look, see and experience. The Catskills provides many opportunities to experience the bounty of nature.

Lesley A. Powell

Lesley A. Powell has been an artist all of her life. She was first a dancer, choreographer and now a painter. The love of movement, space, texture, the body, color and nature are major influences on her art. Lesley’s art deals with the ability to expressively change the space, whether it be the stage or the painting.

Lesley’s art journey ranges from watercolors, oils and collages.  Working on the canvass is now the stage for movement, line, color, texture and expression.

Helene Manzo

My work begins with nature observed.  History, literature, intuition and emotion help me interpret the experience visually.  Mark making, and color set the mood.  The palette, while related to reality is not necessarily naturalistic.  It often emphasizes the subtlety and power of a single hue.  Gradually, the work evolves from an observed landscape to one of personal feeling, dreams and memory.

Oneida Hammond

“I paint my surroundings and strive to provide the viewers with just enough suggestion and information, always respecting the characters of the subjects.”