Artists on the Lane persevere
Gisela Skoglund with her watercolor and acrylics for her first time at Friday’s event.


Artists on the Lane persevere


While it poured intermittently at Friday’s event in Bellport, the artists weren’t deterred and exhibited a range of creations. The event included Michelle Kohler of Patchogue, who has been painting for 40 years. She enjoys painting pet portraits and wildlife, but has been selling acrylics on driftwood at the Bellport Artists on the Lane event for three years. Patricia Noel Klos, of Farmingville, is a local landscape and lighthouse mural artist. All of her murals are done in acrylics but she also paints them on walls. At the Bellport art show, her hot seller was her mural notecards. On the cover, Gisela Skoglund has been painting since she was a teen and was asked to exhibit by her brother, a Bellport resident. Tom Duffy, 22, is a local Brookhaven cartoonist who got his start at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. Duffy has been cartooning and drawing since he was 4. This is his exhibit at a show. Sharon Munson is a Bellport resident and artist whose recent endeavors include garden art. “My garden art can be used indoors or out; dowels attached to the bottom of these pickets are covered in tar, so when you stick them into mother earth to accent a flower bed or cover an eyesore in the yard like a pool filter, they won’t weather,” she said.