Herb Smith: The Birds of Richmond County Opening Reception: Thursday, January 14, 2016 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: The Birds of Richmond County. Artist Herb Smith’s interest in painting wildlife, especially birds, goes back to his youth.  His ability and technique to capture the structural differences, colors and unique traits of birds by layering oil paint brings a satisfying depth to his work. Paying homage to masters of the Dutch Renaissance Age such as Van Eyck, Van Der Wyden, Rembrandt and Vermeer, his realistic approach creates an accurate quality that tantalizes the viewer’s perception in a way that is true to life.

 Exhibit runs from January 14 – February 29, 2016 white throated sparrow

The Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center, Conference House Park 298 Satterlee Street, Staten Island, NY 10307

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Closed holidays // Free admission

For more information, call 718.227.1463 or visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art.

Image: Herb Smith – White Throated Sparrow 16” x 12” oil on pane