The Palette of an Artist Adventurer


Meet Gabriele Lodder, the September featured artist, on First Friday, September 1, from 5 to 8 pm, at Pittsford Fine Art.

Gabriele Lodder is the first to admit that she’s an adventurer and loves to travel. Creative thoughts take over on her wanderings and inspires her to paint what she has experienced firsthand.

Gabriele feels there are mediums and color choices that make a painting speak — whether it is the ruggedness of a mountain, the rolling of the ocean waves or the delicate beauty of a flower. A self-taught artist, she started out with watercolor, continued with oil, and then moved onto her favorite choice of medium – pastels. She honed her skills taking numerous workshops with locally and internationally known artists, all to build her confidence and to refine her work. Gabriele’s work has been shown and juried into numerous exhibitions and received numerous awards.

“I am always honored when a judge at an exhibition selects your work making it worthy of an award. That to me acknowledges my hard work and diligence and urges me on to continue doing what I love — to paint,” states Gabriele. “I believe the true joy of painting is when you share that work with patrons and other lovers of art.” Gabriele is a member of the Main Street Artists and Gallery in Rochester, a signature member and treasurer of the Rochester Art Club, past president of the Penfield Art Association, member of the Pastel Society of Western New York and a signature member of the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA).

Gabriele presently resides in Webster, NY and maintains a studio at the Fedder Building in downtown Rochester.

Meet Gabriele Lodder, the September featured artist, on First Friday, September 1, from 5 to 8 pm. She will be happy to speak with visitors about her adventures and artwork.

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; 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 and on Facebook at

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