In the Gallery
Two Artists, One Vision: A Watercolor Celebration of Nature
Watercolor Paintings by Amy Galinko and Lori McQueeney
February – May 2023
About the Artists
Amy Galinko is deeply inspired by colors and patterns found in nature. Her watercolor paintings emphasize the energy and light that she observes throughout the continuously changing seasons. She enjoys painting landscapes in the Lower Hudson Valley region where she lives and is often commissioned to paint portraits of private homes and other local landmarks. Amy creates watercolor collage illustrations by cutting her painted papers and recycling them into something new and beautiful. She draws inspiration for her collages from the wonder and awe through which her three young children experience the world.
Amy lives in Cortlandt Manor, NY with her husband, their three young children and a
flock of rebellious chickens.
View more of Amy’s work at www.agalsart.com
Drawing has always been a passion of mine, as well as a love of biology and chemistry. These interests were combined in my first career as a Medical Technologist, where I specialized in Hematology. There, under the microscope, my keen ability to recognize the subtle shape, color and granulation differences of stained blood cells was the key to diagnosis. Today these skills allow me to translate what I see in a scene or image into a compelling painting.
As a watercolorist, I try to take advantage of the spontaneous flow and translucency of the watercolor paint. Results can be quite unexpected! I work as partner with the flowing paint and together we produce paintings that welcome the viewer in to linger a few moments and enjoy our creation.
I paint and teach watercolor in my home studio, along with my faithful studio Goldendoodle, Annie.
View more of Lori’s work at www.lorimcqueeney.com