Plein-air art exhibit at Caffe a la Mode

| 20 Jul 2017 | 05:21

Warwick resident and artist Janet Howard-Fatta is exhibiting a collection of paintings from throughout the village of Warwick at Caffe a la Mode, now through mid-September.
The works were painted on location in Warwick, plein air - outside - celebrating the village's sesquicentennial.
"I consider Warwick my home because I raised my family here," said Howard-Fatta. "This series aims to celebrate the beauty and charm of Warwick. This coincides with the sesquicentennial of Warwick."
Painting on location has become a large part of Howard-Fatta's art.
"Painting on location enables me to feel deeply connected to my painting subject, pick up nuances that I might miss from a photo and allows me to share with others the beauty I see in the world," she said. "The biggest challenges painting on location are the weather and the shifting light."
Her village artwork includes the village hall, the red footbridge over the Wawayanda Creek and the Warwick Farmers Market.
The exhibit also includes two reproductions of paintings of events.
Howard-Fatta received her bachelor of fine arts in painting at Pratt Institute. She is a board member of the Orange County Arts Council and facilitates the Warwick Life Drawing Group. She paints at people's events, including weddings and parties.
"Telling the stories of others through creating art celebrates our cultural history," she said.
This weekend, the artist will be offering a Summer Plein Air Weekend Workshop on Saturday and Sunday, July 22-23, entitled "Catching the Light" from 7 to 11 a.m. at Milkweed in Sugarloaf.
Howard-Fatta's artwork will hang at Caffe a la Mode, located at 1 Oakland Ave., Warwick now through mid-September. For more information, call 845-986-1223.