Member Artists

Brenda Bertin, en plein air watercolor at Old Chatham Sheepherding Farm (detail)

Brenda Bertin

Brenda Bertin began studying watercolor five years ago with Pierrette Voghel of the Musee des Beaux Arts de Mont-St.-Hilaire, Quebec.  Workdays in Quebec were spent at her ceramic tile design and manufacturing studio, for about 17 years, and prior to that, in Port Washington. New York for about 15 years.  The tiles made in Quebec […]

Arlene Boehm, "Greenhouse at the Berry Farm" oil on canvas (detail)

Arlene Boehm

  I have had a lifelong interest in fine art, especially painting, which was fueled by my career as a graphic designer/illustrator, but left little time to participate in its creation. When I moved to Columbia County, the surrounding landscape was a motivating factor in my taking up oil painting in 2005. I now paint […]

Lynne Bolwell, "Chatham Sheep" watercolor (detail)

Lynne Bolwell

I have been painting on location for several years in the Hudson Valley and western deserts. The support and synergy of this plein air group is so inviting. Painting Columbia County is varied and exciting — it’s great to share the challenge with fellow artists. For further information and to view my work:

Photograph by Denise B. Chandler (detail)

Denise B. Chandler

Denise B. Chandler is an alive, passionate, and energetic fine art photographer who doesn’t follow the rules. Her excitement and discovery begins with the small details we often overlook to the varied and marvelous patterns in our everyday world that are not noticed.  She “instructs” us how to see…color, shape, form…using her camera to expose […]

Olive Farrell, "Jack's Place" (detail)

Olive Farrell

Olive is best known for her landscapes which capture glowing light. An avid plein en plein air painter, she finds that when painting on location “everything you experience out there both physically and emotionally becomes a part of the painting.” Olive is inspired by the words of the great painter of light Henry Hensche: “We as […]

Robin Guthridge, "Herd on the Lookout" (detail)

Robin Guthridge

Robin Guthridge is a native of rural Columbia County. Raised on a cattle, horse and hay farm, Robin has always been surrounded by wonderful scenery to paint. She studied art at SUNY, The College at New Paltz, earning a BFA degree, and has also studied with fellow artists over the years. For over 20 years, she […]

Karen Hummel, "Dapper" oil (detail)

Karen Hummel

Karen stepped away in 2008 from a successful 33 year career in teaching visual arts. Since then, she has been pursuing her own artistic path. This includes more experience in the field, painting en plein air. These field studies are refined in her studio and include landscape, livestock and other studies in nature. Karen works […]

Maria Kolodziej-Zincio, "Summer in the Orchard in Claverack" Photo Encaustic: 12x12 Photograph, Beeswax and Pigment Oils. (Estate of Bob Laurie)

Maria Kolodziej-Zincio

  I started painting en plein air at the age of twelve taking lessons from a local artist/illustrator, Victor Dowling. Later I enrolled in classes in Commercial Art and Fashion Illustration in New York City at the New York Phoenix School of Design and The Fashion Institute of Technology. During my career in education I […]

Myra Lobel, "Catterskill Road Cows"

Myra Lobel

Myra Lobel lives in Greenwich Village, NYC, and Catskill, New York.  She was born and raised in the Bronx, where her parents took her to the Bronx Botanical Gardens, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Manhattan’s Town Hall where she saw some great pieces of musical theater. Her father, Paul Lobel, was a dedicated painter […]

Sally Lyon, "Esopus Meadows" (detail)

Sally Lyon

After earning my BFA, I worked in graphic design and illustration, primarily in New York City. I’ve recently returned to fine art and my work is now exhibited in several area galleries and art associations.  I’ve lately been juried into national and regional exhibits and have been invited to show in others as well. Living […]

Kathie Mock, "Trees & Path" oil on canvas (detail)

Kathie Mock

I enjoy painting with the Plein Air Group — all of us at our easels, planted somewhere about a “farmscape” for a few hours, or roving about with camera in hand.  As a fairly new artist I find these sessions fun and supportive.  The challenge is learning to really see colors and shapes and shadows […]

Monica Restaino "Red Barn/Black Horse in Winter" oil on canvas

Monica Restaino

Monica Restaino, a New Yorker by birth, is a mostly self-taught artist.  Her long-time love for nature’s beauty and photography led her to watercolor and provides the inspiration for many of her paintings. Since 1997 Restaino has received formal instruction in watercolor, Chinese brush painting and other media in New York and England. She traveled […]

Judy Reynolds, "The Old Shed" (detail)

Judy Reynolds

Judy Reynolds is a landscape artist who works in oil and pastels. She likes to paint moody landscapes which capture late or early light. Her favorite places are the marshes and farm fields in the early spring or late winter.  Painting en plein air gives her a sense of place. For more information and to see […]

Trudi Roth, "Good Morning World" photograph (detail)

Trudi Roth

Moving to Columbia County from New York City more than twenty years ago has opened my eyes to the wonders of nature and landscape. Wanting to record some of those impressions I began to draw — soon after that making pastels, water colors and oils, initially on our scenic property, but I soon expanded to […]

Susan Sabino, Lamb in Long Grass (detail)

Susan Sabino

I am a native of the Berkshires and emerging fine art photographer.    My  main bodies of work are landscape and abstract botanicals to which I like to give a painterly quality.  Being a member of the Columbia Plein Air Artists has given me a new vision to achieve this. Contact Information email: phone: […]

Anita Schermerhorn, "The Berry Farm #1" watercolor - detail

Anita Schermerhorn

I have a Bachelor of Arts degree and recently retired from a career of supervision and office work. My first love of art as a teenager was in the challenging and tight format of calligraphy.  But as life has changed and evolved, I have also changed and my art work has evolved.  The creation of […]

Barbara Walter, "Little Lambs" oil on canvas - detail

Barbara Walter

I enjoy the liberating experience of being an artist.  There are no rules, only unlimited ideas. Every medium has its unique and exhilarating properties, like the juiciness of oils or the vibrancy of pigmented wax. There is also subject matter for paintings everywhere–the beautiful fall sunsets, the brilliant colors of farm fresh vegetables, the grace […]

Valerie White, "Evening Graze," 11x14", oil (detail)

Valerie White

I enjoy working en plein air because of the immediacy of the landscape–sunlight, colors, and atmosphere are all right in front of you.  I was very happy to be included in the Farm Tour because the natural world has always been my favorite subject–animals, landscapes, flowers, and old barns. For more information and to see […]

Audrey Wyman, "The Gardener's Cottage at Montgomery Place" oil, 10" x 8" (detail

Audrey Wyman

Audrey Wyman has been painting in oils since childhood. Upon retiring she has taken classes at Columbia Greene Community College.  She is a member of the Columbia County Council on the Arts, the Greene County Council on the Arts, and has participated in their shows.  In January of 2014, she had a solo show at Columbia Greene Community […]

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