In September of this year, I took part in the Plein Air Festival at the Olana Estate in
The estate was filled with art instructors holding classes on the lawn, Plein Air painters working on a canvas and visitors from all over who came to wander around the grounds and to enjoy the event.
The Olana Estate offers a variety of trails to hike up onto a hillside in order to view the Hudson River Valley below. From several vantage points, there are spectacular panoramic views of both the Berkshire Mountains and the Catskill Mountain range, offering a Plein Air painter many options to set up for the day.
Below are several pictures of works in progress at this year's Olana Plein Air Festival 2022.
I feel as if my artwork gives the viewer an insight into my life's journey. This is most evident in a plein air painting, where I can reflect back to a time and location. My sketchbooks tell a different story of thoughts and ideas scribbled within my drawing and painting studies.