Brooklyn-born artist Gilda Singer will display still-lifes and landscapes at the Highland Park Public Library from July 31 through August 31, 2017 in the meeting room.
Singer, a Highland Park resident for 11 years, started painting in 1989 when she was still living in Brooklyn. She took continuing education classed at Brooklyn College and at a local paint store in Midwood.
“I was really joining my mother and two of my brothers who were all painters,” Singer said. My mother worked as a silk screen printer from 1923 until 1932 when she was married. Women were not supposed to work in those days.”
According to Singer, who likes to paint from photos, magazines and from her imagination, her mother copied the designs from Persian rugs and placed them on lampshades. She worked for a man who imported the rugs from Lebanon. Her twin brothers are also artists, one designing jewelry and one in mixed media. In addition to painting with oils on canvas, Singer also builds miniature rooms, often creating Colonial bedrooms and kitchens.
“I want to thank my late husband David Singer for giving me all the confidence I needed to begin and continue painting,” Singer said. “I want to dedicate this exhibit to him.”
Her work will also be exhibited in a show at Middlesex County College in August.