The North Fork has always attracted artists, photographers, poets, and lots of other interesting and creative types. Here are a dozen we got to chat with in 2011, in order of publication:
Longtime Greenporter Amy Martin has run since 2007, featuring the work of some 34 local artists, and she does framing in-house. Martin is a landscape and nature photographer who is fascinated by the North Fork’s phenomenal light.
If you’ve sat at classic bar, you’ve seen the work of Terrance Joyce. This Greenport painter created the elaborate mermaid mural above the bar and also completed a mural in the chapel at Many of Joyce’s paintings feature women, colorful birds, flowers and angels or angel-like creatures, all holding spiritual significance.
Wading River native Rich Anderson is a chainsaw wood carving artist who literally has carved out a unique niche for himself across Long Island, creating a mermaid out of a dead tree at the property of the Blue Inn in East Marion.
Southampton Steampunk artist Art Donovan showed his labor-intensive steampunk pieces with the exposed gears, wires, and other mechanisms at Gallery 429 in Greenport this past summer.
This guitarist and singer is a familiar face on the North Fork as the front man for popular rockabilly-swing band, The Lone Sharks.
One of Southold Town’s planners is also an accomplished artist who has recently been working on a variety of impressionistic landscapes of familiar local spots to honor his brother, Rick, who took his own life in December.
Greenport Native Steve Burt is a prolific author of horror stories who often uses the North Fork as a setting in his tales.
A passionate painter, deCordova moved from Sag Harbor to Greenport in 2006 and has created numerous paintings since.
Orient resident Billy Hands owns a , works on cars and writes poetry.
Retired music teacher Patricia Feiler studies a landscape just like a score of music.
Laura Wilson and her husband, Tom, came from California to Greenport — all for art. Tom found a position as Sexton for on Main Street, and Laura found a great town to display her wide range of art, jewelry and other patented inventions: magnetic eyeglass holders, magnetic earrings, magnetic pins — all of it is hypoallergenic and weighs next to nothing.
Traditional boat building and a great love for the sea have inspired painter Cindy Roe, who has studio space at in Greenport. Her work has also been featured at