Artist Profiles

Ben Diep: The Painter Behind the Photographs

Ben Diep: The Painter Behind the Photographs

By Tanya McKinnon When you wander through galleries and museums looking at huge perfectly printed photographs, you know a tremendous amount of work has gone into making each print. Ben Diep may well be the man behind those prints. Ben’s first artistic love was painting, but after only two semesters at RISD he had to […]

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Jennifer Orkin Lewis: The Art of Visual Meditation

Jennifer Orkin Lewis: The Art of Visual Meditation

By Tanya McKinnon We’re kicking off our newly designed blog with the founder of the RiverArts blog herself, Jennifer Orkin Lewis! When she started the blog, her goal was simple: to give herself and the community a closer and more personal look at artists in the Rivertowns. “Having an in-depth conversation alongside photos of workplaces […]

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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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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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