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Art | Still Growing – Atria on the Hudson Resident

Art | Still Growing


Posted on March 31, 2016 by Julie Smead


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Art O. didn’t discover his talent for painting until later in life, when he took a class at Atria on the Hudson. He had always assumed his wife and daughter were the only creative ones of the family. Today, the retired pharmacist now paints in the style of his favorite artist, Norman Rockwell, and several of Art’s acrylic paintings of birds and animals are prominently displayed in his community’s library.

When he’s not painting or playing poker with the guys, Art enjoys spending time with his girlfriend. The father of three and grandfather of seven says “the good life” includes lots of laughing and loving.

Photo by noted portrait photographer Mark Seliger.


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1 Comment

  • Amie Ilva Tatem says:

    Of course, it is no surprise that art making brings joy. I am a retired art teacher, presently artist and published poet. I last exhibited my artwork at Westbeth Gallery in Greenwich Village. I am thanking God and rejoicing today, as I celebrate my 79th birthday. I truly believe that everyone is an artist. Isn’t it wonderful when it emerges in later life!