Painter to be featured artist

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Pictured is “Summer Breeze”, a watercolor painting by Kathleen Oakes. Oakes is the featured artist at Micropolis Art Gallery through April. (photo submitted)

GLOVERSVILLE — Kathleen Oakes will be Micropolis Cooperative Art Gallery’s guest artist for March and April. Her show will include a number of transparent watercolor paintings, many inspired by the beauty of the Adirondacks and surrounding areas.

Oakes, a resident of Amsterdam and owner of Oakes Framing and Art Gallery, works in acrylics and oils in addition to watercolors. She is a signature artist of the Central New York Watercolor Society. She has studied with a number of accomplished artists at the Hudson River Valley Art Workshops and has taken master classes with American Watercolor Society members Judy Betts, Bill Urasick, and Guy Correrio, according to a news release.

“When creating my paintings I rely on my senses. I love going into the Adirondacks and taking photographs of various scenes in nature,” said Oakes in the news release. “I combine several of the photos to create my own composition rather than copy one image which might result in a stiff rendering. I want to push my artistic license and make each piece mine. When painting I try to recall how the light was shining and how things smelled.”

Oakes has won several awards throughout the region. She has been a guest artist at the Gloversville Congregational Church May Art Show, a featured artist at Windham Art Gallery and solo artist at the SVAN/Northville Library Gallery.

A new show of artwork by Micropolis member artists will also be on display in the gallery. Work will include paintings, drawings, photographs, fiber art, batik, mixed media, woodwork, glass, digital art, sculpture, jewelry, and pottery. The show will run through the end of April.

The gallery is located inside Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market at 30 N. Main St., and is open seven days a week, — Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

By Patricia Older

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