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Peter Sis

Peter Sis

Tell us about yourself. My name is Peter Sis. I consider myself an artist but I am usually introduced as an illustrator or a children’s book illustrator. The next question is, “What age group are your books for?” and I do not know how to answer that. I grew up in Prague. My father was […]

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Ellen Hopkins Fountain

Ellen Hopkins Fountain

Tell us about yourself. My husband and I have been living in NY for 27 years but I will always feel rooted to where I grew up in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. My family moved around a bit, to Pennsylvania and then here. It’s the proximity of the city that brought us to Westchester. Besides making art, what do […]

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Patricia van Essche

Patricia van Essche

Tell us about yourself. If I could draw the answer to this question, it certainly would not be a straight line. I am “PvE” an artist, wife, mother, sister, and friend to many and a keen observer of life-style.  Some might say, I have always been drawn to capturing what I see with line and color. […]

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Tim Ward

Tim Ward

Tell us about yourself. I was born in Yorkshire, in the North of England, and moved to a little town in the Midlands when I was pretty young.  I studied fine art at Staffordshire University but left after 2 years. I gave up art for music for a while in the 90′s. In ’95 I played […]

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Susan Ordahl

Susan Ordahl

Tell us about yourself. I was born in the Queens, NYC and grew up in Massachusetts, the youngest of four kids. We had a cottage on the beach and being the last of four in the 70’s I was left to my own devices much of the time. My surroundings; the beach, the ocean, the fish, and […]

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Jennifer Shotton

Jennifer Shotton

Tell us about yourself. I was born in Manhattan and grew up in Scarsdale. I never thought I would be back in the suburbs but the Rivertowns are very mellow with a rich artistic vibe and strong artist community so it’s a good fit for me. I went to Skidmore College and then to graduate school at […]

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Allen M Hart

Allen M Hart

Tell us about yourself. I was born in New York and am now 87 years old. I studied art at the Art Students League and was  seriously painting by the time I was 15 years old. My journey has been a never ending process, and I’m working as furiously today as I did then. Early on […]

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Jerzy Kubina

Jerzy Kubina

Jerzy constructs large scale images on silk using technologies to create layers, textures, translucency. He is searching for a language which expresses the ideas inside. Sometimes the paintings are quiet and translucent, and then suddenly become very dramatic. There is a symbiotic relationship between him and the materials. Tell us about yourself. I was born in Zamosc, Poland, […]

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Kaya Deckelbaum

Kaya Deckelbaum

Kaya is a  figurative sculptor who integrates wire mesh with driftwood and other media.  Wire-mesh is a window screen like industrial material, I work it with my hands and fingers and use simple  tools with rounded knobs. No molds. I started with clay and then further developed my skills with wire mesh and driftwood. I love […]

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Antonio Alvarez

Antonio Alvarez

Tell us about yourself. I was born in Cuba and I came when I was 24. I didn’t begin college until I was 30 and got my Masters when I was 35. I majored in Spanish Literature, with a minor in Philosophy and Art. I did this at night while I was working in restoration during […]

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