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“
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.
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
Kristy Hoover: Joining River Muse in December 2020...
Kristy (Askins) Hoover is an award winning multi-media artist located in Watertown, NY. She received both her BFA and her MA in Studio Art at SUNY Oswego, where she currently teaches as an Adjunct Drawing Instructor. Her most recent figurative drawings and ceramic sculptures are intended to inspire emotion and connect with the viewer on a personal, emotional level while relating to past and present social issues. While her pottery work is both decorative and utilitarian, some are slightly obscene yet relatable. Completely opposite from her hyper realistic large scale drawings, she has a large collection of abstract prints and paintings.
Artist Statement- As an artist, I believe it is my duty to use my voice, not only connect with the viewers on an emotional level, but to also give a voice to others through my works.
After discovering her talent for portraying landscapes, and for creating art that incorporates her unique sense of images that surround her, Sharon Hughto opened Boathouse Studio on the shores of Lake Ontario on Pillar Point in Dexter, NY. The joy of working in acrylics is the essence of her art. It shines right through in her work using color and texture. Friendly and outgoing, Sharon loves to talk about her painting process. Visit her work art River Muse and other local galleries as well as her website.
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