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Arlene Gernon


Oils & Acrylics, Watercolor

As a child, I sat at my mothers side while she painted. Painting has always been part of my life. Though I took a few art courses in high school for satisfaction, it amazed my teachers when I decided to go on to nursing school. Now that I have retired from nursing, I paint at my leisure, and I always feel my mother at my side.

I enjoy meditating over an inspiring photo or view, with the brush in my hand. I try to emphasize effects of light and shadow with a twist or unusual perspective in my portraits, landscapes and florals. I look for a challenge to overcome in every new painting.

I have exhibited my work at the Brentwood Public Library, BACCA, and Islip Arts. I look forward to many more opportunities to share my work.