Irene Paquette Tetrault 

Growing up in Smithtown, going to college in Manhattan and several trips to Europe has exposed me to many museums, galleries, beautiful scenery and Art Instructors. I like to think that my work has a bit of everything I've learned and been exposed to over the years. I enjoy working in various media and still consider myself a "Student of Art". Since my favorite subjects to paint have always been scenery, nature and florals, I am quite grateful to have the colorful landscapes of Long Island around me. Being a member and a teacher at the Smithtown Township Arts Council has inspired me to go down different paths with my works. I've been working on ink sketches that are more emotion driven than visual. I'm currently working on a series in oils from these sketches. Since I've not touched oil paints since college, it has been an enlightening and interesting challenge.