My Tiny Little (Sometimes) Magical Studio
Discerning Artistry - My Working Studio
My studio, Discerning Artistry, is located at 147 Mohawk Avenue, the main street of Scotia, NY with the village parking lot right across the street. Since it is a working studio please call ahead to 382-2665 to make an appointment or try my cell at 573-5109 if you are in the neighborhood and want to stop in to make sure I am available.The studio is small but comfortable.The back half is the working area and the front half and small amount of wall space is for exhibiting paintings.
My interview with Daily Gazette reporter Karen Bjorland was in the December 23rd Sunday edition. For those that don't have access to the paper here is a link to a PDF of the story. http://files.faso.us/14105/2498.pdf
The painting "Glenville Hills" was selected for the cover of this year's local Easy Book phone directory now being delivered in the area.
About Purchasing Art
What can I paint just for you?
Fine art is a gift that will last for generations. My paintings can be purchased using PayPal or major credit cards here on my site or with a major credit card in person at my studio. I can also arrange for installment payments that will work for you. If you live outside of the Capital District area and need your purchase shipped please contact me before buying from this site. Shipping costs vary widely depending on location and will need to be added to your purchase.
I exhibit in many locations in the Capital District. Work at my studio location follows the same pricing as a work sold at various local exhibit or gallery locations.
If you have a special landscape or commission in mind contact me with your ideas. If you are thinking of a gift commission please call me to make sure I will have time to complete it for your occasion. I also have gift certificates available if you are not yet sure what you would like.
If you are thinking of purchasing fine art from myself or someone else make sure it is painted on good quality canvas or archival panels and that the artist used professional, not studio grade paint that will fade over time. All paintings (with the exception of pastels and watercolors framed under glass) should have final finish varnish to protect the surface of the artwork. My paintings are all completed with the best professional archival materials. In the case of oil paint I use Holbein paints, and I use Golden or Liquitex for acrylic paint. My paintings are either sold varnished or a date is arranged for varnishing at a later date.
Art is our memory of love. The most an artist can do through their work is say,
let me show you what I have seen, what I have loved, and perhaps you will see it and love it too (Annie Bevan)