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Ames, Tim, When I was in my mid 50’s, I was looking for a hobby and decided to try painting.  I am "self-taught" with the help of instructions from many great artists through an accumulation of art books and taped lessons. I was drawn to fast drying acrylics which seemed better suited to my style of impressionism/realism. I have devoted most of my free time to my painting avocation and have earned Signature status with the International Society of Acrylic Painters ( ISAP) as well as establishing an artist cooperative in Oswego, New York, providing a much needed venue for local artists and artisans to display and sell their work.  (Back To)
Arnold, Eileen, After retiring from the US Navy I turned my attention to more creative pursuits. I attended SUNY New Paltz full time for four years graduating with a BA in Anthropology and a BS in Visual Arts. Returning to my home town I divide my time between gardening and art. In 2013 and 2015 I successfully challenged myself to complete an artwork a day for each year. This gave me the chance to experiment in many different media and styles. I also learned how to create very quickly! Mostly I make unique, colorful portraits but recently I have been pursuing metal tape art. I find it both challenging and rewarding   (Back To)
Bacich, Dan
  My art career dates from my homecoming in 1997 to care for an elderly parent and younger sibling who are both in wheelchairs. I am know principally for my acrylic paintings of autumn leaves and my assemblages of found objects. In 2008 my work was shown at the Cooperstown Nation, the Everson Biennial and the Schweinfurth Made in New York exhibits. For more information please visit my website:    (Back To)
Blount-Gowan, Marnie My art is currently focused on painting and photography, while I continue a career in advertising, print and video design, video production and writing. I work primarily in watercolor, ink and watercolor and photography while exploring other forms of visual espression. Visit my website at       ((Back to)
Brink, Allie For my 10th Christmas I  received an oil paint set (I  still use that box!). Work, school  and family pushed the  pleasure of painting to the back of the closet. I dabbled in a few classes over the years and painted in spurts; mainly self-taught. Now retired, much of my time and energy is devoted to my art.   Winning a couple of awards has boosted my self-confidence  and excitement.  I paint mostly in acrylics, some oil and watercolor; favoring nature inspired landscapes
Butkins, Laurel,  I’ve been told before that I can find beauty in absolutely anything and I completely agree with that… From the intricate detail of a snowflake or the delicateness of a flower about to bloom, to the intensity of a skyscraper or the power of a battleship, there truly is beauty in everything, everywhere, all around us… And I try to capture that in each of my photographs…  I am inspired by nature and intrigued by technology and with my camera I try to find the perfect balance of both…  A large majority of my artwork is associated with nature inspired images such as flowers, birds, landscapes, sunsets and moons, though I also do event and portrait work not only of people, but also of pets, classic cars, motorcycles and boats… I am very fortunate to travel to Alaska and work with Ice Alaska in creating photo books, calendars, dvds, notecards, postcards, flyers, banners and framed artwork of their yearly World Ice Art Championships located in Fairbanks Alaska and featuring Ice Sculptors from all over the world. Please enjoy my website at: and I am always available for hire at Any day I have my camera in my hand is always a good day… (Back to)
Clift, Sandy (Elizabeth)  I am a retired elementary school teacher. After retirement I returned to SUNY at Oswego to study art.   My work has been exhibited locally and nationally since 2003. Presently my work is exhibited at Design Accents in Fulton, NY and True North Gallery in Hamilton, Massachusetts.  My work can also be found online at -  (Back To)

Clift, Phil  I am a retired high school teacher and amateur photographer. Since I retired my works have been in shows sponsored by the Fulton Art Assn., the Art Assn. of Oswego and the 2004 Central NY Art Guild. My photography has won awards in these shows, I also volunteer for the Friends of History in Fulton, NY. (Back To)

DeLucia, Karen, -
 I've been creating art on and off for years whenever I found time. I enjoy the loose freedom of watercolor and also enjoy color pencil, crayon and mixed media. I've been focused on eggshell mosaic for many of my recent projects and am working toward trying out my new set of acrylics. I find there's always something new to explore and some new subject that I can't wait to draw

Doolittle, Jerry, -  Near retirement I decided to begin doing something I had always wanted to do but could never seem to find the time.  I wanted to learn to draw and paint.  I started taking classes through a weekly workshop program offered by the town of Dewitt for senior citizens.  There, I have learned through some excellent volunteer instructors as well as through the critique of others in the program.  I work in pencil, charcoal, ink, watercolor, scratch-board and sometimes acrylics.  I am always challenging myself to try new ideas, mediums, and techniques (and sometimes they work out).  (Back To)

Dubovik, Nancy, - As a young woman, I painted on porcelain (China Painting) and ceramics for 10 years, exhibiting in local and state shows. I continued to paint while my daughter was little until she went to school and I started a full time career. While I took various painting and drawing classes at BOCES I didn't have the time to devote to it.  Retiring four years ago I started taking lessons in acrylics, moved on to oils and did some pastels, all trying to find which medium was best for me.  I joined the CNY Art Guild two years later, and at the first show I exhibited in, won the People's Choice Award for my pastel painting of a butterfly called  "Paper Kite".  I am a realist painter and enjoy landscapes, nature, architecture and flowers and just being outside, seeing things a lot different than before I was painting, and looking forward to capturing nature on canvas.





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