HOPEWELL JUNCTION, N.Y. -- The East Fishkill Community Library will present an exhibit by artist Laura Navor throughout the month of September at the library's gallery wall.
Navor says that as a child she always had a pencil in her hand, drawing horses, always horses, according to a release from the East Fishkill Community Library. Her mother said the first word out of her mouth was "horse" and her love of them and animals in general is a large part of who she is, the release said.
Navor's father was her biggest fan, mentor, art critic and source of encouragement and support. She stopped drawing when her father died and did not pick up a pencil for more than 20 years, according to the release.
When a friend saw a pile of drawings and high school art projects that had resurfaced when Navor was cleaning out her mother’s house after her death, she was encouraged to start drawing again.
Navor bought a starter box of acrylic paints in 2011 and taught herself how to use them using family and her animals as models.
While working for a local veterinarian, her animal portraits were on display in the office, and clients asked to have their pets’ portraits done; that was the start of her current artistic journey.
Navor lives in Hopewell Junction with her husband, five cats, and, of course, horses.
For additional information about the exhibit, call the library at (845)-221-9943.
The library is at 348 Route 376, Hopewell Junction.
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