Local Artist Sylvia Houston featured in Newburgh Store

Adams is thrilled to feature local artist Sylvia Houston’s watercolor paintings in our Newburgh store for the month of February. As part of our collaboration with the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region, 50% of sales from this exhibit will benefit the artist and the other 50% will go directly toward UWDOR.

Sylvia Grossman watercolor painting

watercolor painting by Sylvia Houston

Sylvia Houston began watercolor painting after her retirement from the Newburgh City School District in 2010. She started with Len DiVirgilio’s painting classes at the Desmond Campus of Mount St. Mary’s College, where she continues to learn about this magical medium. She has traveled around the country to study watercolor techniques with artists such as Sterling Edwards, Karlyn Holman, Tony Couch, and Luke Buck, among others. Her subjects often reflect the beauty of nature which surrounds us here in the Hudson Valley and the bounty of her garden.