For Jason Middlebrook, Nature Always Prevails

I first learned about the artist Jason Middlebrook while assisting Deborah Goodman Davis, an art advisor based in Lakeville, CT, and New York City, with a show she curated for James Barron Art in Kent, CT. The show, currently on view until March 11 is titled Mosaics, and it brings together a body of work […]

By |2023-02-01T13:56:44-05:00January 31st, 2023|Featured Artist|

Living in the Real World

Artist John Morra arrived in the Hudson Valley about two decades ago with two pugs in tow. He soon took up residence and set up a studio in an old church in Stuyvesant where he currently lives with his wife Isabelle Bosquet-Morra – a floral designer who initially hails from France.

Knowledge and experience are sources […]

By |2023-01-07T11:02:42-05:00January 6th, 2023|Featured Artist|

Ryan Frank Likes His Space

I first met the visual artist Ryan Frank last summer during a show titled Baggage at the Icehouse Project Space in Sharon, CT. The concept of the show stemmed from the great shift of people from their lives in New York City to the Hudson Valley and elsewhere. Baggage featured works by 18 artists who […]

By |2023-01-25T11:33:39-05:00January 6th, 2023|Featured Artist|

Art Exploration: Mary Belliveau

Artist Mary Belliveau has spent the last few decades globe-trotting to destinations around the world. She arrived behind her easel for a professional career as an artist later in life, after raising her children and enjoying a career in healthcare. “I’ve always been curious. My father was a traveler,” said artist Mary Belliveau.

Her work will […]

By |2022-12-01T10:56:16-05:00December 1st, 2022|Featured Artist|

Alden “Trevor” McWilliams

Alden “Trevor” McWilliams grew up as a faculty child on the Millbrook School campus in Millbrook, NY. His artistic expression was influenced by his grandfather, a professional illustrator, as well as his father who taught photography, drawing, and printmaking. Trevor’s love for the visual arts was solidified on trips to New York City’s museums, viewing […]

By |2022-11-10T23:18:00-05:00November 9th, 2022|Featured Artist|

Frances Palmer

Reading Frances Palmer’s brilliant Life in the Studio, published in 2020, was for me three parts exhilaration, one part exhaustion. The good kind. It may look like a modestly sized, more-of-same coffee table book, but it emphatically is not. It is a treatise creativity and inspiration as the subtitle announces, a manual on technique, a […]

By |2022-11-09T18:45:11-05:00November 9th, 2022|Featured Artist|

An Artist’s Legacy

In honor of our “history” themed issue that you are currently reading, we opted to give a nod to an artist who not only resided in our area and worked here, but who has since passed – a first for us in this artist profile feature. CB had his selection of talented artists to choose […]

By |2022-10-08T17:17:48-04:00October 8th, 2022|Featured Artist|

License to Play

Walking into the Re Institute in Millerton, NY, during exhibition hours you’re likely to find artist and founder/director, Henry Klimowicz mingling with visitors and enthusiastically explaining the current exhibition. The gallery, located in Klimowicz’s studio in a former dairy barn sits just north of the village of Millerton, and it exists in many ways as […]

By |2022-09-01T20:39:07-04:00September 1st, 2022|Featured Artist|

In Focus

“The Earth took me in, held me and taught me the wonder of my senses: to see beyond clouds to fantastic beings, to hear the weather in the wind, to smell the stories of trees, animals, streams, and to feel the soft mosses, waxy leaves, and sun-warmed stones below the skin – to feel them […]

By |2022-08-02T16:55:33-04:00August 1st, 2022|Featured Artist|

Open Studios in the Hudson Valley

Summer in the country brings endless opportunities for weekend entertainment across the towns and villages of our rural area. Whether you like music or art, farmer’s markets or yard sales, the Hudson Valley and Litchfield Hills offer something for everyone on nearly every summer weekend. We’ve had food festivals, book signings, and car shows already […]

By |2022-08-02T16:56:32-04:00August 1st, 2022|Featured Artist|
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