Faces and Places of the Genesee Valley: The Art of Kathleen Bolin

"A Cut Above the Rest" - oil, by Kathleen Bolin

On January 5, stop by Pittsford Fine Art to see featured artist Kathleen Bolin’s artwork! The First Friday event runs from 5 to 8 p.m.

Kathleen Bolin. Photo by Laurie Williams

Pittsford Fine Art member Kathleen Bolin, who chooses oil paint as her medium, is drawn to the Genesee Valley and Finger Lakes areas with their rolling hills and scenic lakes. She is inspired by those unique landscapes, and especially loves to paint fields of sunflowers. A resident of Pittsford, Bolin also takes advantage of local scenic views and captures them on canvas.

Primarily a plein air artist, Bolin also enjoys some portrait and figure work as well. “I am a plein air oil painter. I set up my easel outdoors and attempt to capture a sense of place,” says Bolin.

Twenty-five years ago, Bolin made the decision to dedicate herself to developing and expressing, through paint, her creative passion. “Looking back, I feel fulfilled and happy that I made that choice and continue to do so.”

Bolin is a graduate of Nazareth College with an art degree. She has taken classes with Tom Insalaco, John Wagner, Chris Kolupski and the late John Peisley. She also belongs to several art groups, among them is the Rochester Art Club and Greater Rochester Plein Air Painters.

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Pittsford Fine Art, a gallery owned and run by 23 prominent regional painters, is open Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 5 pm; Friday, noon to 8 pm; and Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm. Parking is available in front of the gallery, at 4 North Main Street, or in the nearby public parking lot. Pittsford Fine Art is on the web at pittsfordfineart.com and on Facebook at facebook.com/PittsfordFineArt

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