We are trying to bring back our monthly artistic works to the Library.

Last month, Robert Scully exhibited his works. 

For December, we are featuring paintings by Dr. Richard Reich.

Please look at the wonderful artworks on the walls while visiting the Library.





15 Charles Street, Pine Bush, NY  12566

(845) 744-3862


Bob is a life-long resident of the Hudson Valley.  He was born in the City of Newburgh, and graduated from Newburgh Free Academy.  In 1985 Bob and his wife, Cathy, moved to Pine Bush where they now reside.  After working at IBM for 28 years as a mechanical designer, Bob retired and began teaching drawing and painting and eventually opened Bob-Cat Studio, a picture framing shop.  The custom picture framing was a natural step, incorporating his artistic creativity and working with his hands.

Bob’s artistic background has been basically self-taught, until the early 1970’s, at which time he began painting instruction with John and Paul Gould at the Bethlehem Art Gallery.  Since then he has studied under Daniel Greene, and attended the Scottsdale Artist School Workshops.

Bob still teaches painting and drawing privately in his studio adjacent to his home, and  he favors a realistic style and holds a special regard for the Hudson River School influence which he passes on to his students.  One of the things Bob wants his students to do is to paint like themselves and not imitate someone else.  Bob says, “I always tell my students that if you want to paint like me, you will always be second best.  You should want to paint like you.”

His works vary, never settling on one particular subject.  This has always been so because he finds an interest in all things.  Most recently Bob has been inspired by the scenery in trips to the Southwest.

Bob has been a member of many art organizations over the years, and is currently a member of the Orange County Arts Council, Middletown Art Group (MAG) and the Crawford Arts Association.


Richard J. Reich, Ed.D.



 845 744-3781

 MEDIUM: Acrylic                                 

SUBJECT MATTER: Landscapes, Abstracts

MEMBERSHIPS: Current, founding member and former Vice President of the Crawford Arts Association, Member of the Middletown Art Group

ARTIST STATEMENT: Dick has been involved in some form of Art for many years. His earlier interests include working with wood, fiber, 3 dimensional and multimedia art. More recently, his interests have centered on painting using acrylics as his preferred medium. He has benefited from studying with instructors from Mount Saint Mary College; Shawn Dell Joyce, Louise McCutcheon and Nancy Reed Jones from the Wallkill River School, as well as several independent artists.

As an emerging artist, Dick continues to seek opportunities to grow in this avocational interest.

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