Recent paintings by New York artist Diane Drescher will be on view in the Atrium at Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw from April 1 – April 30, 2008.
Water is a central motif in many of Drescher’s paintings. This past year, she turned her focus exclusively to the scenes of the Hudson River and the resulting paintings comprise her first solo show entitled “Illuminated Landscapes.” The paintings are filled with light and space and portray the rich personality of the river as seen at different times of day and in all kinds of weather.
Drescher created the paintings on site at the Haverstraw County Park and the Stony Point Battle Ground, with views of Haverstraw Bay, the widest point in the Hudson River. The show also features works from Woodstock and the Hamptons. The artist loves nature and the outdoors and her paintings are a tribute to this sensibility.
Born in Wisconsin, Diane Drescher graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Madison and moved to New York City to continue her studies in design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She established a successful career in apparel design while at the same time continuing her painting studies at the Art Students League and the National Academy of Fine Art. Travels to Europe over a 10 year period for the purpose of researching design trends for commercial projects provided an ideal opportunity to view art in the museums of Paris and London. As a result, Drescher refined her painting style by incorporating vivid colors, thick application of paint, and distinctive brush strokes. She has exhibited widely since 2003 in group shows in Manhattan and Brooklyn and in Westchester, Rockland and Ulster Counties. She resides in New York City and maintains an art studio in Garnerville Arts & Industrial Complex in Garnerville, NY .
The exhibit in the Atrium of the physical rehabilitation hospital is open to the public on a daily basis and is free of charge. For additional information, call the Public Relations Office at 786-4225.