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“Waters Calming Peace” – Watercolors by Charlene Leichter

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The Sherman Library is pleased to announce the next art show: ”Waters Calming Peace” – Watercolors by Charlene Leichter.   With water as the focal point, Leichter's paintings capture nature's colors, moods and beauty. They give a sense of calm, of peace. The opening reception will be Friday March 29, 2024 from 6-8pm. The show will be on display at the Sherman Library from March 29 – May 8, 2024 both at the Library and on their website, www.ShermanLibrary.org
 
“When I look at a finished painting,  I want to feel peace and comfort, then I know it’s ready to provide the same to others.  I want my work to make someone feel warmth, peace and happiness in their heart.” Says Leichter.
 
A  native New Yorker, Leichter now resides in Sherman CT. She has a BA in Economics from Stony Brook and a career in Information Technology as a developer and database administrator.  Currently she is working part time, being fully retired at the end of the year.  In 2022, post-surgery, needing to find a diversion from the pain and discomfort, she turned to her past love of watercolor painting.  Just as she had taught herself database and IT technology, she began to teach herself how to paint.  Not having done any drawing or painting since high school, she started watching YouTube videos of drawing, perspective and watercolor tutorials for hours on end.  Luckily, in her house there were art supplies in storage containers that she opened and dusted off.  Followed by practice, practice, practice!  Trying and testing different techniques and eventually finding her own style. Through this came a love of landscapes, especially with water as a focal point. No surprise here, as she grew up on Long Island’s great South Bay and was no stranger to the ways of water and how peaceful yet powerful it can be.  What a wonderful way to celebrate her first solo show by paying tribute to water and its calming and peaceful ways. 
 
For more information about this show and the Sherman Library, visit:  www.shermanlibrary.org