Embracing the goal to enhance and support the rich artistic talent on Long Island, LIM has created a special membership opportunity for visual artists, LIMarts: a collaborative arts group.  Designed for artists dedicated to creating a new forum within our cultural community, LIMarts offers space for the exhibition and sale of artwork, varied programming events, lectures and opportunities for social gathering with other artists and the public.  For information about becoming an LIMarts members, e-mail Alexandria D’Auria.

Artist of the Month:  Joyce Bressler

From my earliest days I can remember always wanting to be an artist and, in turn, an art teacher. I went to the High School of Music and Art and therefore had an extended background in all creative arts.  My next step was obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queens College, majoring in Art and minoring in Education, and becoming a New York City art teacher.

I completed my Masters on Art degree at UCLA. I continued teaching and always painted which was my first love.  I have taught art on the junior and senior high school levels, in continuing education as well as privately.  I have participated in many juried shows in New York City and Long Island.

My watercolors are painted “alla prima,” that is, directly without pencil. I want the colors to have spontaneity and crispness.  Having been a textile designer at one time, I bring fabric into play, along with natural forms, such as plants, flowers or still life subjects.  I am always after repetition, fluidity of design and unusual color combinations.

My landscapes attempt to capture light, mood and atmosphere found in the endless number of beautiful Long Island scenes.

~ Joyce Bressler