THE CHESHIRE UNION
About the Artist
Howard VanBuren works and teaches watercolor out of his home studio in Cheshire, NY and has been selling his work in our gift shop for over 8 years. He recently had an exhibit of original watercolor paintings, studies and sketches here at The Cheshire Union entitled: "Barns from My Travels in New York State".
"Being the son of an artist helped me appreciate the world of art and I began drawing and painting when I was a child of about 5 years old. My dad had an art studio in our home where he let me sit and watch him "make art". Dad was a professional artist with a degree in Graphic Design from Farmingdale, NY. He worked in the graphic art department for the General Electric Company. My dads studio is where it all started."
After graduating with a BA in Biology from SUNY Oswego, Howard took a little time away from art, pursued a job as a microbiologist in the dairy industry and started a family.
"As my kids grew I began painting and selling house portraits to save money for their future college costs. I continued to get more commissions by word of mouth and joined a small gallery in town."
Today, Howard has been doing watercolor paintings and house portraits for more than 30 yrs. He is a Signature Member of the Central NY Watercolor Society, a member of the Ontario County Arts Council and an associate member of several national watercolor societies.