Artist on Display

August and September: June Farnham

Stop by the Visitor Center to see June’s exhibit, titled Trail Paintings. All work is for sale, and a portion of all proceeds go to benefit Teatown’s mission.

A note from June

“Teatown’s trails provide a rich source of natural images and colors that I am drawn to as an artist. Previously, the warm autumn colors in the foliage and the blues of sky and lakes were the focus of my paintings. Last year, I sought to paint in bolder, larger forms in the muted pastels that relate to color trends in interior design. As I went for one of my regular walks around Teatown Lake, my attention was drawn to the large rock formations that punctuate the trail. They had the right shapes, colors and boldness that I was seeking and resulted in a series of rockscape paintings.

For an artist, there is almost too much subject matter to paint at Teatown. As one spends time walking the trails, one can focus on the larger visual aspects such as the color of light at day’s end all the way to the smallest such as the shape and color of a leaf. Landscape paintings need composition, color, and form and Teatown offers a rich variety of these aspects. Even walking the same path, every walk is different for an artist. It’s all in the seasonal, time of day, focus of the day experience that Teatown’s trails offer.”