The William Pinney Gallery of the Kent Memorial Library in Suffield will present a show featuring the work of a fine watercolor artist, Willie Hoey of Enfield. The Suffield show will be open January 3rd and will be on display through January 29th. A “Meet the Artist” reception will take place in the Library on Thursday, January 11th, from 6 – 8 PM. The reception is open to the public.

Hoey, a well-known member of the artistic community, has garnered much recognition in shows throughout the area, studied with several prominent artists, and recently had his work featured as the cover art for the Enfield area Reminder Yellow Pages.

“Willie”, as he is better known, studied Technical Illustration at the Glasgow School of Art, in Scotland, his birthplace. Proud of his Scottish heritage, he retains a very distinct accent, and has been known to appear at functions in his kilt! Prior to emigrating to the
U.S., he was employed as a technical illustrator for an engineering firm.

A Past Vice President of the Tobacco Valley Artists Association, Willie is also a member of   Connecticut River Valley Artists. He has taught at the Windsor Locks Senior Center, and offers private lessons in his home studio.

Presented by the Suffield Arts Council, with thanks to the artist, and the Kent Memorial Library staff. The exhibit will feature a collection of watercolors, including many examples on a new “plastic paper” called Yupo. Don’t miss this great show by a very talented and charismatic local artist.