Tuesday, 10 October 2017 14:38

Riverside Artisans Announces October 2017 Artist of the Month

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Bert Leighton, October 2017 'Artist of the Month' at Riverside Artisans Cooperative. Bert Leighton, October 2017 'Artist of the Month' at Riverside Artisans Cooperative. Submitted photo

Artist Bert Leighton is being featured as Artist of the Month for October at the Riverside Artisans Cooperative.

Bert, a retired elementary school teacher who lives in Oswego, has studied art with nationally known watercolor teachers in numerous workshops from Maine to Florida.

Bert’s art is original, one-of-a-kind creations that are created individually. Each piece is created, signed and numbered exclusively. There are no reproductions. Her solar paintings, leaf paintings and pounded petals and leaves portray and preserve nature so the essence of the living plant will linger forever.

She has worked in a wide variety of artistic media. In the past few years, she has developed an interest in creating collage paintings, as well as using sunlight to process solar paintings.

To honor Bert as October’s Artist of the Month, Riverside Artisans is holding a free raffle of her work. The winner will receive one of her original, framed solar prints. Just stop by the shop at 191 W. 1st St. in the Canal Commons in downtown Oswego to fill out a raffle ticket to register for the drawing at the end of the month. No purchase is necessary. The winner will be notified at the end of October.

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