1999-07-10 / Columnists

From The Artists Studio

Rockaway Artists Alliance
by Susan Hartenstein


Because RAA is an organization of mostly visual artists, in the coming weeks you will periodically see some changes in the column that will reflect this fact. It will contain more pictures and fewer words. As always, the column will continue to provide you with the latest and most important art news of Rockaway and beyond. Some surprises may even be in store. But we hope you enjoy this increased visual access to our organization’s life and work. Perhaps it will even inspire some of you to join us or at least to start painting, sculpting, drawing or photographing. In any case, it will give you a greater insight into who we are and what we’re about.

So, without further delay, allow me to introduce you to RAA member, Sheila Conway. Ms. Conway is proof that it is never too late to start painting. Self-taught, this grandmother of two began painting 20 years ago. As is evidenced by these photographs of her charming oil paintings, her two favorite subjects are flowers and her native Irish landscapes. The latter she paints in "40 shades of green." Since "The Wave" has not yet "gone color", you will just have to take my word for this. Or you could come see Ms. Conway’s works the next time RAA has an exhibit. They look even better "in the flesh."

Next week---oh, who knows? Maybe I’ll surprise even myself.

 

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