September 6th through September 29th
Opening Reception September 6th 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Nancy Ness paints with both pastels and oils. She is a Pratt Institute graduate who has garnered many awards for her fine art. Last year, her pastel, “Shell Parade”, won the Alabama Award at the Annual Pastel Society of America’s international competition. Her work may be viewed at The South Street Gallery in Greenport, N.Y. or online at nancyness.com.
Nancy splits her time between two lifestyles. During the warm summer days she lives on her boat in Greenport, N.Y. and sails with her husband. As the cold weather moves in, they
head back to their home in Ogden, Utah where they spend the winter months skiing. These two lifestyles markedly affect the manner in which Nancy creates art….during the summer, Nancy paints mostly en plein air, then moves back into the studio to work for the winter months. Nancy has found pastels lend themselves easily to both environments.
Born in Brooklyn, Joan moved to Long Island in her teens. She always had a love of drawing and painting. She works in oils but also sketches in charcoal and pencil.
Joan graduated from St. John’s University with a degree in Fine Art and from there went to FIT to earn a degree in illustration. She has studied with Robert Baxter, Charles Pasqualina, Howard Rose, Kim English and Peggi Kroll Roberts. Always returning to her love of figure drawing, she can still be found taking life drawing classes in her home town of Long Beach.
Joan had exhibited her work in group and solo shows throughout Long Island. Venues include The National Art League of Douglaston, Art League of Long Island, Elderfield Preserve, Adelphi University, Le Bon Amis Gallery, Martha Clara Vineyard, The South Street Gallery and iFly Trapeze. She has been commissioned for portraits and landscapes and has donated many pieces to various charity auction events.
Joan teaches oil painting and drawing at Garden City High School. She paints plein air whenever possible and is constantly inspired by the beauty of Long Island.
HELEN M. WEINSTEIN
Color and form have een the focus of Greenport artist Helen Weinstein’s approach to painting. As an interior designer, her trademark has been working with unusual color combinations, which he has applied to her oil paintings. She often layers complementary colors to form a multi-colored and textured background before she paints her subject.
Helen has studied oil painting at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, the TriBeCa studio of Diane Green and The South Florida Art Center.
Her work has been exhibited at: The South Street Gallery, Fiedler Gallery and DeCordova Gallery all in Greenport, the 92nd Street Y, BMF Gallery in Soho, East End Arts in Riverhead and the Oysterponds Historical Society, Orient, NY.
Helen has donated many pieces to charitable events and helped to raised money for The North Fork Environmental Council, Take Back Our Roads, Oysterponds Historical Society, Eastern Long Island Hospital, SAVES, East End Student Film Project and the Children’s Therapy Center of New Jersey.
Amy Worth began her creative work as a textile artist in the 1970’s. Her design work is part of many apparel and home furnishing collections. Her children’s sweater designs and fabric art were featured in the 80’s in McCall’s Needlework and Crafts.
Inspired by the work of California painter Peggi Kroll Roberts Amy began painting in the 90’s. Amy currently works in oils, collage and fiber.
She owns and directs The South Street Gallery with her husband Tom Payne and currently teaches art at Huntington High School.