Dick Flaherty, Impressionistic Realist from Honeoye Falls
We are honored to have the opportunity to exhbit in our display case the beautiful art created by Dick Flaherty. Mr. Flaherty was born in Rochester, New York in 1931. He lived in the quiet suburb of Rush for many years. He was interested in art during grammar school, but did not start studying painting until adulthood. He practiced his craft under the guidance of Lanna Pejovic at the Mill Art Center in Honeoye Falls. Dick also studied with Paxton Maffett at the Jewish Community Center and Charles Sawdey at Brighton Recreation. Dick Flaherty won the People’s Choice Award in the 1989 annual show at the Henrietta Art Club. He also won First Place in Oils in 1998 and Best of Show in 1997. When working in oil and pencil, Flaherty preferred to feature still life and landscapes in his art. Everyday scenes from small towns in Upstate New York, especially the charming village of Honeoye Falls where he lived, were his favorite subjects. He strived for the “Cape Ann” style of painting, one of impressionistic realism. Flaherty also painted in Rockland, Maine and Naples, Florida. His work was exhibited at the Mill Gallery in Honeoye Falls, at the Henrietta Art Show, and St. John’s Home in Rochester, New York. Stop in to see Mr. Flaherty's work and add some beauty to your day.