This oil painting was done in 1975. I call it “Grandpa’s Painting”. My Grandpa Cook believed in me at a time I didn’t have much confidence in myself. He paid for my first course at CCFL (now FLCC), Painting 101, and told me I could be whatever I set my heart on. I painted this painting in that class and gave it to him. It hung proudly in their home throughout his life. It now hangs in my home studio, but I plan on hanging it in the new studio that I am preparing to move into in May at 208 E Main St Palmyra NY. I have thought much about my Grandpa and the many others who have influenced and believed in me along the way and I am so thankful. Now as I work behind the scenes getting insurance quotes, designs for signage, picking out paint colors for the walls and so much more, my excitement grows. I wish my grandpa could be here to share in the dream as it unfolds.
Oh my gosh it is really happening! Yesterday, I signed the lease for a storefront studio at 208 E Main St in Palmyra. Liberio Art - Fine Art Studio, Gallery, & Education Center will be moving here May 1st. I am so excited! I will be creating and painting here, teaching classes and workshops, and selling my art! My dream is really happening! And now my website is live. Woo Hoo! A big, big thank you to Angela Possemato of Light Touch Photos for designing and setting it up for me! Check out her site at https://www.lighttouchphotos.com/
The current tenant, the Dog Eared Book, an awesome, awesome bookstore is moving to a new location that they bought at 450 E Main. Check out https://www.thedogearedbook.com/ I am so happy for them, so please join me in wishing them great success in this endeavor!
Much more to come so stay tuned and keep creating art!