From the Ground Up
“I came to live on Long Island only five years ago- from almost 15 years in Massachusetts followed by almost 10 years in Florida.
I was so thrilled to return to the north again- with four seasons! The painting in this show reflects that delight. Long Island has the beautiful long beaches of the sough shore and the steep rugged bluffs of the north shore- the presence of the sea makes the weather more moderate than regions further north but still, it has the daylight swing of the seasons that I love so much. the changing light in the woods is a constant delight to me as the seasons change.”
Aleta Crawford began painting professionally in 1986. She was trained in the use of acrylics and oils at the Museum of Fine Arts School, Boston, and also earned a certificate in
graphic arts and Visual Communication from Northeastern University in 1989. Trained first as a nurse then as a medical researcher, and lastly as an artist, Aleta has done commission work in pen & ink, charcoal and oil paint. Her graphic work has frequently appeared in medical research articles and medical text books. She has won awards for her oil paintings in both Florida and Long Island. She is now treasurer for The Art guild of Port Washington.
Painting: Where the Valley Begins– “In the winter, the shadows of the trees let you see every contour of the land as you gaze into the forest of Caumsett State Park in Lloyd’s Neck. this view can be seen as you walk the paved 3 mile trail in the park. These turkeys look wonderfully majestic as they walk unafraid and unhurried.”