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My Journey As An Artist ~ Works by Jeannette McGee

Jeannette McGee has painted for twenty years in oil and pastel. Her paintings convey a rich talent and a real love for the visual arts as well as a deep appreciation for the world around us. In her solo show which opens in Orange Hall Gallery Loft on Oct. 7, she shares some of her latest paintings along with many old favorites.

Its title, "My Journey As An Artist," captures the essence of the exhibit as the viewer ‘walks through’ McGee’s growth in artistry and technique. As she has developed her skills, her interest has focused on an early impressionistic style that came from the Barbizon School in France and which in this region has been carried on by the Ridgewood Art Institute in New Jersey. Her portraits, landscapes, and still lifes demonstrate that common thread of early impressionism.

She has fine-tuned her method at the North Light Atelier of Cynthia Harris-Pagano. Her portraits are done from life and her landscapes are worked en plein air. “The direct style of painting contributes to the spontaneity and freshness” of each work. She is particularly interested in the “capturing of light on objects through observation skills as well as painting skills,” she adds.

A reception during which classical guitarist Joy Zelada will play, is set for Friday, Oct. 14 from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Both the reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public. The exhibit will be on view through Nov. 20.

Gallery hours are Monday through Th­ursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. plus until 8:45 p.m. Oct. 13 and 20, and until 9:30 p.m. Oct. 14 and 22.

Questions may be directed to and (845) 341-4891. Also, see website

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Dorothy Szefc
Cultural Affairs