Christine Frisbee

“To paint is to show a secret part of who you are.” As a child, Christine Frisbee was enthralled with art. Coming from a large family, the environment in which we live and how we live our lives is of upmost importance in Christine’s mind. She is conscious of how we speak and react to…

Deborah Wagner

Always an artist at heart, Deborah Wagner spent the majority of her professional career as a psychologist, first in research and then in clinical practice.  She is known for the authorship of her book entitled “The Fifth Decade”, a pioneering work combining the physiological with the psychological challenges women face in their 40s and 50s.…

Joan Thorne

Joan Thorne is a New York-based abstract artist whose work is nationally and internationally recognized. Her inspiration derives from memory, dreams, travel, and nature as well as the intuitive process of painting. “I’m in interested in connecting the poetic image with the painted and in the metaphysical content of the painting. Color and light are of…

Naomi Blum

For Abstract Expressionist painter Naomi Blum, landscapes have been the major subject of her paintings. Naomi’s inspiration stems from the natural beauty and wilderness of the Catskills. Naomi received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting and Art Education from the College of New Rochelle. Her shows have ranged from a solo exhibition at…

Barry DeBaun

Barry DeBaun was born in Brooklyn, NY, raised in Long Island and then moved to the Catskills at age ten, where he still resides. With the beauty of the mountains surrounding him and his early exposure to the ocean, his inspiration comes from his love of nature. Poetic landscapes, sensitive figures, realistically rendered still life…

H.M. Saffer II

Born in Pennsylvania, H.M. Saffer II launched his career by exhibiting his art at a public art show at the tender age of six. Upon graduation from Temple University in 1965, he traveled to Paris, France to enroll in graduate economics courses. Concurrently, HM’s path took a different twist, as he soon leveraged his musical talent…

Rinaldo Skalamera

Rinaldo Skalamera was born in Croatia. As a young artist, he began to draw and paint the picturesque surroundings of his homeland. He later moved to the United States with his family and continued to draw inspiration from the old towns and fishing boats he remembers from Croatia. In 1975, Rinaldo entered a contest and…

Loreen Oren

Loreen Oren has a fascination with patterns, unintentionally created by random forces of nature.  The pattern emerges from shadows and light reflections of winter trees on snowy ski slopes, a mirror-like effect caused by water-filled rice patties, or the rhythm of the tidal dance, carving ripples into the sand.  The repetition of lines creates a…

Robert Schneider

Robert Schneider, landscape painter embodying the rich tradition of the Hudson River School, uses a traditional style acknowledging the influence of painters of the past including George Inness, Thomas Cole, and Fredrick Church. He was recognized by the Fenimore Museum of Art with a one man show in January 2016. The influences on of the…

Elissa Gore

Elissa Gore is a landscape painter who paints from both observation and memory. In her work, Elissa strives to find a feeling of the universal in the natural landscape. Sunset walks and frequent studies painted at Cooper Lake inspires many of her large works as she is influenced by water. Forty years ago, she decided…