Sheila McManus

I’m an observational painter, interested in light, color and values. Recently my main focus has been studying how colors interact. I try to paint a simple representation of the scene I’m observing, not getting too descriptive and detailed. Painting in the Catskills is a great challenge because the light changes so much and the feeling of a place varies so widely depending on the light. I love the feeling of time gone by in the hills and structures here. 

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.

Sharon Suess

Sharon Suess, local artist and writer, is known for her playful approach to creativity. Her style varies depending on what inspires her at the moment. She has created intricate pen and ink drawings; watercolor landscapes and trees; fun, colorful mixed media paintings; fine tip marker and colored pencil illustrations, detailed pencil portraits, realistic and imaginative acrylic paintings, and whatever else catches her attention.