River Muse Art Gallery & Studio...
...where creativity flows.
Susan Berry has been a glass artist for over 30 years and a fourth generation summer resident on the River. The St. Lawrence River region inspires her to create designs that reflect the beauty and interests of the area. Be it fishing, boating or the historic structures that line the River, the images can be created in glass“
I'm from the Finger Lakes region of New York, became an Eagle Scout just prior to turning 18 and joined the Army under delayed enlistment on my 18th birthday. Left for basic shortly after graduating in July of 74 was active for 5 years as a Military Policeman, was injured during an incident and ended up leaving the Army for a VA Hospital in Buffalo. After approximately 2 years I was more or less rehabilitated and returned to active duty and retired in 1997. I then processed for the New York Department of Corrections and became a Officer in 1998 and retired from it on 31 Oct 2016. Since that time I've been working as a Freelance Photographer trying to find and share unique photos of everyday things, but in my own way, sometimes people seem to like what I share. I've been involved with photography ever since I received a Kodak 110 cartridge camera as a gift. While active duty I shot 35mm for crime scenes and hundreds of traffic accidents and it seems I'm always learning something new to do with light management within a photo and find it to be a great place to be at this point in my life. Having my photos displayed at the River Muse is a first for me, hope that someone may find joy in some of my art.
William (Bill) resides in Watertown, N.Y., and studied art and art history at Syracuse University and SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry while earning his degree in Landscape Architecture in the 1970’s. Inspired by the works of Impressionist artists including Degas, Winslow Homer, and Monet. Christopherson has captured the experiences of the places he has worked and travelled through in his artworks. Always changing and adapting, his works have evolved to reflect more impressionist techniques. Employing movement, color, and emotional rendering of the world around us today. Many of his recent artworks can be found online at Christopherson Studio.
Steven was born, raised, and has lived in the North Country all his life, Steve paints in oils and acrylics and creates works that deal with his admiration of nature and the outdoors. The nearby rivers and mountains of New York's Adirondack Park provide much of his inspiration. A passionate fly fisherman, his depictions of various trout are not only from his own creel, but from references graciously supplied to him from anglers around the world. His landscapes and other work often document scenes from the rivers and lakes he frequents, and portray the isolation and solitude of nature, while at the same time welcoming the viewer into it. Steve considers that his works are best suited in an environment surrounded and shared with other meaningful things, becoming an instrumental part of a feeling or mood. His work is well served by blending into its surrounding to help create an atmosphere. As one patron aptly stated, “I now have something I needed in our home and did not realize it” Steven C Cobb currently lives and works out of his Quiet Raquette Studio at 4 Woodland Drive, Raymondville NY. Visit his website, www.QuietRaquette.com
Kim has been creating art since she was a preschooler. Her mother filled the days with hours of art projects. Early on Conner began to see herself as an artist and continued her love of art throughout all her school years. An artist lover of the natural world of sun, wind, color and shapes and their relationship with each other. Comes from living close to nature growing up boating on the St. Lawrence River, skiing in the winters and playing outside through all the changing seasons of Upstate New York. Conner witnessed how the elements of the changing seasons brought a passion to her art making.
Conner first developed her idea of stained-glass wind chimes in 2016. It came from making a wind chime with her Mother back in 2008. Conner’s mom had discovered an article from a magazine how to create your own wind chime. Visiting her one weekend they decided to tackle the wind chime project. Together they went to Michaels the craft and art store for colorful glass beads and string and then onto the hardware store to buy all the other needed supplies to assemble the wind chime. The wind chime was challenging to assemble but the result was pleasing as it turned out well and it delighted and mesmerized them both by its beauty! Holding a warm memory in Conner’s heart to this day! Conner’s mom died two years ago, and she believes her Mom is the inspiration behind her creating stained glass wind chimes. For her mom was the love, light and support in Conner’s art making. Conner’s Etsy store duffy roads has been selling the stained-glass wind chimes for a year.
Stained Glass is a medium she had been drawn to since 1980’s. The stunning colors of stained glass would make beautiful and elegant wind chimes. Light passing through producing dancing colors right before your eyes an energy enhancing effect transforming a room or outside space giving it beauty. Meditation pieces for relaxation or simply to find peace and joy throughout the day as you gaze at and are transported into another world of twinkling colorful wind chimes and glass beads.
A Studio Art Major at Potsdam State University. Conner received Art honors in 1971 and 1973. For Art pieces created in both High School and College. In 2000 - 2004, Associate Director for Studio Pardes in Oak Park, Il. Studio Pardes was founded by Artist Pat B. Allen, author of Art is A Way of Knowing and Art is a Spiritual Path. The Pardes studio process simple engagement with drawing, painting and sculpture. Studio Process consists of forming an intention as a guide to art making and writing a witness to the art. Over many years Conner has taught many mandala classes and art classes for both children and adults. Created posters for theater and dance, stained glass installments and paintings for homes. https://www.etsy.com/shop/DuffyRo
I have been blessed with a passion for color, light and texture. I am primarily a self taught artist and occasionally take classes and workshops to improve my skills and push myself to new levels in art.
I grew up in Central New York and later resided in Arizona before returning to New York. I currently live in Watertown, New York with my husband Mark and in Florida during the winter. Living in different parts of the country and experiencing different cultures has given me many ideas about color and texture that I try to incorporate into my artwork.
I paint, create mixed media pieces, and take photography. I look to create interest for the viewer in what ever medium I am using. With each piece I hope to draw the viewer in to experience something new. Each piece has a story of it’s own. A little piece of my story that I can share with others.
I am so thankful to the Lord that he has provided me with talent and inspiration that lets my soul speak to the world through my artwork. #iloveny #claytonny #GiveART
Carl Forsythe III;
He is a self taught artist since childhood. He loves many mediums to work in; including acrylics, watercolor but mostly creating with pencil and color pencil. Carl's subjects range from wildlife to pet portraits to sci or fantasy works. His true passion is working in the 3D realm and space; utilizing materials such as metal, epoxy, and clay He strives to create interesting pieces. Many hours go into Carl's works and he finds it is therapeutic and fulfilling. Creating works for his clients that bring out positive emotions and reflection is his main goal.
229 John Street, Rear Gallery Clayton, New York 13624, United States
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