Juniper Village at Forest Hills resident, Alice M. says she started painting when she was a teenager and took art classes here and there… but for her, painting has just been a lifelong pastime.
She always loved art, but as a young girl growing up in the 1950’s; art was not a profession, it was a hobby. When Alice’s own children were in school, she continued to paint in her spare time while at home. She tried different styles of painting, but mainly worked in oil paintings and air brushing. Alice said she tried doing portraits, but found that she did not paint people well, so she concentrated on painting objects, such as fruit and landscapes. Over the years, Alice mastered her talents and even sold a few pieces….but as she says, “ I paint mainly for fun”. My home, my children’s homes and even my grandchildren all have some of my artwork……but I mainly paint for fun. I get a lot of joy sharing my work with friends and family.” Alice, who recently moved into Juniper Village at Forest Hills was pleased to donate one of her paintings. And, the piece entitled simply “A Fruit Bowl” is proudly displayed in Juniper Village’s Dining Room.