Joe Bartos of Dunmore is the Dunmore Activity Hub Artist of the Month for March. His featured paintings are “The Colorful Keys” and “Bird of Paradise.”
Joe says his inspiration came during a trip to Key West where he stayed at a Victorian mansion where he could enjoy the natural beauty of the area in the backyard.
Joe starting painting in 2006 and has been painting with the class at the Activity Hub for about eight years.
Joe says he is inspired by warm places and by family vacation photos. “I only paint warm places with sunsets or beaches,” he explains. “Sometimes I am inpsired by our vacation pictures, or photos from magazines or works I’ve seen in a gallery.”
Bartos says he loves the senior center’s art classes. “Everyone is so friendly,” he notes. And Joe says their instructor, Jill Swersie, is “outstanding.”
He also compliments the center’s director, Jeanne Hugenbusch, saying, “She does a good job, and she is always open to new ideas and suggestions.”
NOTE: For more information on the Activity Hub’s painting classes or other activities, please visit www.dunmoreseniorcenter.org/activities/.