Skippy Raines has been profoundly interested in the arts since childhood. Born in Brooklyn, NY in the early part of the 1900s, she has led a life filled with adventures, traveling all over the world with her husband and family and enjoying her career in the medical industry. These travels, and time spent on Canandaigua Lake with her husband and six children has informed much of her artwork. As a child, her dyslexia encouraged her to start drawing and painting, rather than reading. Her talents were first recognized when she won first place for Kindness and Love in a fundraiser for the Human Society for a portrait of her Cocker Spaniel. When her children were grown, she focused more of her time on her drawings and paintings. She drew inspiration from the Masters collections and artworks by the Hudson Valley painters at the Memorial Art Gallery, where she was a docent for over 10 years. Skippy focuses predominantly on watercolor as she feel she started painting late in her life – beginning in earnest in her 70s – and didn’t have time for oils to dry. Even into her 90s Skippy has enriched her life through brush and color.
Naples Elementary School Artists
The Naples Library invites the community to view artwork by Naples Elementary School art students. This unique and fun collection will be on display in our downstairs all-purpose room throughout the remainder of February and all of March.
Please join us for an Artist’s Reception and Celebration of Skippy Raines’ work and the artwork of the Naples School Elementary students on Tuesday evening, March 19 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. This exhibit will be shown in the Naples Library from February 13 through the month of March.