Forty small watercolors and one large painting now cover a complete wall on the Albert Wisner Public Library Main Floor.
As part of the Warwick Anthology Project, 15 artists painted these varied views of their hometown and environs to celebrate Warwick.
There are waterfalls and woods, flowers and leaves, farms and fields and boats and lakes that you may well recognize.
The large work is by Donna Haley, director of the Warwick Actor Training School. It is sunset, late autumn, the sky over thelibrary when walking down McFarland Drive.
Haley is a well-known artist as well as a professional actress and also Warwick's Poet Laureate. She is a lifetime member of The Art Students League and has exhibited her artwork at the Phyllis Harriman Gallery in Manhattan, theartbeat345nyc in Harlem and Avenue Gallery in Norwalk, Connecticut, as well as private collections throughout the United States and Canada.
Haley is a member of the Orange County Arts Council, the American Watercolor Society and the Hudson Valley Art Association.
The artists on exhibit study watercolor with Haley through the Actor Training School. The classes meet weekly for the beginner on up to the experienced artist looking to grow and take risks.
"We are so fortunate to have warm-hearted, harmonious artists, all of whom support and champion one another," said Haley. "I know this camaraderie, along with sharing techniques is what spurs painters on to do their best."
The exhibit is on display through mid November, with classes resuming in September. For additional information visit www.donnahaley.com.
- Roger Gavan
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Warwick Night Clouds I, Watercolor on rough arches (52" by 68").