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The Art of The Bird- Laura Westlake Art Exhibit

  • Mon, Mar 19, 2018 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Tue, Mar 20, 2018 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
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  • Wed, Mar 21, 2018 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Thu, Mar 22, 2018 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Fri, Mar 23, 2018 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Sat, Mar 24, 2018 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Sun, Mar 25, 2018 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Mon, Mar 26, 2018 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Tue, Mar 27, 2018 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Wed, Mar 28, 2018 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Thu, Mar 29, 2018 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Fri, Mar 30, 2018 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Sat, Mar 31, 2018 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Quogue Library
90 Quogue Street
Laura Westlake, a painter and naturalist, fuels her creative energies through her love of birds and nature. With color pencils and oil paints, she recreates the rich colors and moods of still life and landscapes. Through a slow layering process, and often as much as 15 layers of color, some of her work takes as long as 100 hours to complete. A native Long Islander, Ms. Westlake is essentially a self-taught artist who has been drawing and painting from the early age of five. After many years of working in color pencils she has changed her medium to oils. The works are similar in detail but the oils give her a larger palette to work from with more brilliant color. “Returning to oil paints was a rebirth for me artistically since it was the first color medium I worked in when I was a young teen. I now realize how much I didn’t know so with every painting I am still learning. It is a never ending journey.”Passionate about wildlife, particularly birds, she looks to incorporate them into her artwork at every opportunity. She holds both Federal and New York State licenses for wildlife rehabilitation and houses them in multiple aviaries on her rural property. “It’s invigorating no matter what the season and working outdoors with the birds is a direct reflection in my art. Every painting tells a story and they all begin with a bird.” Laura studied at Santa Barbara City College in California, and The School Of Visual Arts in New York, developing a successful career in commercial illustration which lasted for 13 years. Her profession included work for television, magazine and print ads, portraiture and book illustration. Disenchanted with that world, she turned her focus to the fine arts mastering both color pencils and oil paints and has been exhibiting extensively in galleries for over 30 years. In addition to her painting, Laura teaches color pencil workshops.She lives in Orient, N.Y. with her artist husband, Dominick Di Lorenzo.Judy McDermott and Doreen Ceglia are chairs of this show, which will be on exhibit from March 1 through 28
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