About the Artist
Elaine Liberio, artist
Elaine grew up on a farm in the community of Phelps, NY in the heart of the Finger Lakes, which she thinks is the most beautiful place on earth. From her earliest memory all she wanted to do was become an artist. She was greatly influenced by her uncle, Edward Lennon, an excellent oil painter in the Rochester area and as a young girl she would sit and watch him paint at his easel for hours at a time. It was her uncle Ed who gave Elaine her first set of oil paints at the age of 13. Oil would be her favorite medium from that point on.
She attended CCFL, graduating with highest honors in Studio Art and then attended Empire State College to study painting and printmaking through the unique mentoring program it offered with noted New York artists, Tom Insalaco and Wayne Williams. She developed her own curriculum with their guidance.
In 1987 Elaine and her family moved to Maine where she painted and created art in earnest and in 1996 she began Art Designs, a fine art and design studio. She participated in many local art shows and competitions where she won awards and sold her paintings. She taught classes and workshops in oil, watercolor and pyrography as well as offering commissions of people, pets and home portraits.
In 2006, Elaine and her husband, Al, moved back to the Finger Lakes area and she re-named her studio Liberio Art. She reconnected with Wayne Williams and joined the Wayne County Council for the Arts where she was a board member and managed the Gallery Gift Shop, She is a member and past president of Western Wayne Arts Group, is a member of the Ontario County Arts Council, and is a founding member and treasurer of Pop Up Artists of the Finger Lakes. Elaine also has a love for Plein Air painting and participates in Plein Air Painting Festivals in the Northeast USA and Canada. Elaine met two other artists, Tina Yannotti and Jan Romeiser at a plein air event in 2012 and the three teamed up to form “artiststhree”. They paint and show their work together around the Finger Lakes.
In 2019, Elaine began to search for a store front to open an easily accessible art studio and gallery and to offer classes and workshops in her own space. She located the perfect spot at 208 E. Main St. in Palmyra, NY, rented, renovated and opened Liberio Art in the heart of historic Palmyra on May 30, 2020.
Elaine’s philosophy of art is simple. God’s inspiration fills her until it overflows as she creates and teaches. She strives to instill passion for the creative arts in the hearts of others and give her students the instruction to make amazing art. She chooses God’s creation as her subjects and hopes her art draws the viewer in to bring them a sense of peace, joy and awe. Liberio Art is “Where Passion Meets Creativity”
Stop in the studio when you are in Palmyra at 208 E Main St.
Gallery Hours are Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 11:00 - 5:00 or by appointment.
To inquire about workshops, commissions or to tour her studio, contact Elaine at 315-945-2374 or email her at LiberioArt@gmail.com
Follow Elaine on Facebook at www.facebook.com/liberioart and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/liberioart/