Brighton, N.Y. — The Friendly Home recently honored Member Betty Smith with an artist’s reception, recognizing several of her paintings which were recently on exhibit in the Home’s Member Art Gallery. Several of Betty’s fellow Members and staff attended the reception.
Betty, a native Rochesterian, always liked to draw, and her love of art blossomed during night classes she took in her 40’s. She first began painting in oils and then moved on to pastels and watercolors. With a particular fondness for painting landscapes and flowers, Betty was inspired by her family’s many camping trips in beautiful settings in upstate New York. “I don’t consider myself an expert artist, but rather it is for my own enjoyment,” says Betty. “It doesn’t have to be perfection; it’s for your own satisfaction.”
The Friendly Home’s Member Art Gallery showcases the artistic works of residents on a rotating basis throughout the year. Past exhibits have included paintings, illustrations, photographs, quilting and more.
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