"Artists of the North Fork began as a painting group eleven years ago in Joan Curran’s Studio in Southold. The initial members—Fran Reichert, Annie Dilworth, Dolores Castrucci, Lauri Ullman and BL Moyle—regarded Joan, a classically trained painter, as their mentor and teacher. In 2010 Ann McCaughey and well known artist Jada Rowland, joined the group. At that point we, as a group, started showing our work and began calling ourselves “Cloud 9” to reflect the elation we felt when painting in the North Fork Plein Air. Adelaide Amend then came on board and more recently Dalia Gorman, Rosemary Gabriel and Marla Milne have become members. We changed our name this year to “Artists of the North Fork”.
Over time the group’s monthly meetings have evolved into serious critiques of works-in-progress, which has required us to develop a keener sense of observation and encouraged each of us to strive to produce better work. We are fond and respectful of each other, and we value the critique and look forward to our meetings. We are also delighted to share our art with the North Fork community at large and hope that our respect for the beauty that surrounds us comes through in our paintings.
Please visit our website: www.artistsnorthfork.com"