Pencil artist featured at library

FONDA — Lynda Naske, a colored pencil artist, will be the featured artist this month at Frothingham Free Library, 28 W. Main St., according to a news release.

Born, raised and living in rural upstate New York, she began her fascination with colored pencils as a young mother waiting for her teenage daughters at sports practices. As she sat with her drawing board propped on the steering wheel of her vehicle and a box of Prismacolor pencils by her side, she quickly became enthralled with the possibilities to be found at the tip of a simple pencil.

“My work is representational and seeks to capture the sudden flash of magic when everyday things are transformed by a change of light and shadow,” she said. “These moments have provided an endless source of inspiration and fresh delight during all my years as an artist.”

Her drawings have won awards and have been shown in numerous juried exhibitions in upstate New York and Vermont, as well as in seven solo shows. She is one of the founding members of the Micropolis Cooperative Gallery in Gloversville, where her work can always be seen.

By Josh Bovee

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