Artist of the Month: Patricia Reilly

Artist of Month

Patricia Reilly was born and raised in Dunmore. She enjoys creating one-of-a-kind pieces that are displayed on the walls in her own home and given as gifts to friends and family.

Patricia Reilly, who has been named March Artist of the Month at the Dunmore Activity Hub, was born and raised in Dunmore. She married Jack Reilly, a conductor for New Jersey Transit, and the two relocated to New Jersey where they raised three children, Debra, David and Jacklyn. 

After retiring, 17 years ago, they moved back to Pennsylvania to the small quaint town of Bangor. 

Painting has always been one of Patricia’s hobbies. She enjoys creating one-of-a-kind pieces that are displayed on the walls in her own home and given as gifts to friends and family. 

When the Dunmore Activity Hub offered oil painting classes she did not hesitate to join. She even got her husband to try his hand in oil painting, and it turns out he paints quite well. 

Patricia’s grandchildren, Damian, Ashlynn, Avery and Gabriella have inspired some of her most recent pieces.

The class is taught by the talented Jill Swersie. Patricia says, “She has given us guidance and encouragement to become the painters that we are. When you’re at the Hub, 

you not only make friends, you become a family. How great is that!”

Artist of the Month: Patricia Reilly

Artist of the Month - Pat Reilly

Patricia Reilly shows her featured painting entitled “Best Friends.” It depicts her grandson and his dog at a lake in Northern Michigan.

 

Patricia Reilly of Bangor is the July Artist of the Month at Dunmore Activity Hub. Her featured painting is of her grandson, Damian, and his dog, shown vacationing in Northern Michigan. Titled “Best Friends,” is shows them looking out at the lake from their pontoon, enjoying a quiet and peaceful moment.

Patricia started painting over 40 years ago.

“I took time out to raise my family, then six years ago my husband and I, who are now retired, joined the group of artists at the Dunmore Activity Hub,” she says. Her ideas come from things she sees in her family and friends.

“Joining the art class was, for me, the beginning of learning new techniques in oils, placement of the subject, using the proper brushes,” she explains. “We are taught by Jill Swersie.  She has given us guidance and encouragement to become the painters that we are. I have made so many new friends with the same interests as myself.”

“The Hub offers seniors a place to gather, meet new friends, experience new activities and brings for some a new meaning to life. Thank you, Dunmore Activity Hub!”