Pittsford’s newest art gallery celebrates the new year with a featured artist in January – Bill Mowson, an Ithaca-based artist whose Finger Lakes landscapes include murals and multi-panel works. Mowson is one of the 13 principal artists in the artist-owned Pittsford Fine Art, in the heart of the village of Pittsford.
A Rochester native who left his engineering career to work full-time as an artist, Mowson paints his landscapes to document the beauty and tranquility of the region’s lakes and hills. His intent is to make the viewer both see and feel the place. In addition to his original paintings on display in the gallery, Mowson also sells signed and numbered reproductions. Perfecting his own printing process also allows him to print in diverse sizes and non-traditional mounts, such as gallery wraps and wallpapers. His work has appeared in many national exhibitions, including the prestigious “Arts for the Parks” show and the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors. His original paintings are part of many private and corporate collections throughout the United States.
“In my many years of travel, I have never found a more beautiful and diverse landscape than this area,” said Mowson. He participates in many art festivals in the region, and spends part of each winter in Florida. Mowson’s work can be viewed on the gallery’s website, at pittsfordfineart.com/virtual-gallery-bill-mowson, and on his own website, fingerlakefootprints.com .
Pittsford Fine Art, a gallery owned and run by prominent painters from Rochester to Ithaca, is open Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 6 p.m.; Friday, noon to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking is available in front of the gallery, at 4 North Main Street, or at the nearby public parking lot. Pittsford Fine Art is on the web at pittsfordfineart.com and on Facebook at the Pittsford Fine Art page.