MILFORD - The public is invited to a wine and cheese reception at the ARTery Gallery for its June reception, "American Travels II".

MILFORD - The public is invited to a wine and cheese reception at the ARTery Gallery for its June reception, "American Travels II".
The work of Madeline Tully and Liza J Smith-Simpson will be featured.  To coincide with "Milford After Dark", the reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, at the gallery, located at 210 Broad Street, Milford.  The exhibit runs through July 7. Gallery hours are  Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Monday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Both Madeline and Liza are versatile artist's.  They are able to create beautiful works of art in any medium and genre. Floral to abstract. Like Madeline, Liza also uses a striking color palette.  Both artist's began painting at an early age.  Liza in early childhood with her mother, Janet E. Smith and Madeline designing in a New York City school.

Madeline Tully

Madeline an early member of the ARTery, which will be a 20 year old cooperative this July 2019.  Her work is popular with visitors to the gallery. Her paintings use striking color and a style reminiscent of the Old Masters and Impressionists to depict scenes and florals with a romantic flair.  Her works have a vibrance and elegant appeal.  Her portraiture feels romantic as if from a by gone era.  You can feel her love of natural settings and elegant flowers flowing from her richly colored paintings. Tully's work takes you back to that beautiful summer walk in the garden or a nostalgic look back in time.
Madeline's formal training in art began at Washington Irving High School for Designing in New York City, followed by oil painting for 8 years at the Forest Park School of Art under Robert Burrell.   She began classes in watercolor at the Jackson Heights Art School for 5 years with Bob Moffett. She studied pastels using models with Dan Slapo in NY. Then upon relocating to Milford, PA, She also completed drawing classes with Alice Stolle, classes with Len Gasp in Warwick and many other teachers throughout the years. She continued advanced training in watercolor with Matilda Gretch and training in oils with Marie Liu.   

Liza J Smith-Simpson

Her saying has been "Every Path Leads to a Journey."  Her journey has nurtured diversity in her work.  Just as America is diverse, her journey has nurtured diversity in her work, which is reflected with a variety of mediums, substrates and styles she uses interchangeably.  She derives most of her subject matter from nature, finding the country roads, rivers, lakes and even NY City scenes of great inspiration.  She has a natural gift for capturing the beauty and peacefulness of water. 
 If she isn't sitting outside painting and sketching she will use her camera as a record of the view that has inspired her.  It's not just about putting on canvas what she loves. It is also about capturing the viewer's interest by using a compositional formula and providing focal points.  The golden ratio is used in "Bowmen's Island View SC"  where She also achieves the capture of the rich sunset colors, and the skill of painting the stillness of the water.
Liza received a Bachelor of Art with a major in Psychology from Caldwell University.  She studied with Hyo Chong Yoo in college and in recent years with classes with Robert Burridge.  Her paintings have been purchased for private collections in the U.S. and Canada. She has also taken many place awards and is involved with several art associations in the tri-state area.
For more information call 570-409-1234 or visit arterygallerymilford.com and the facebook page ARTerygallerymilfordpa.