The cover for Locus Amœnus, my new novel which will be out this spring, will feature the painting Silo Ridge by Tarryl Gabel. Gabel is an award-winning local painter, inspired by the Hudson River School, who continues to paint landscapes of this beautiful valley. Silo Ridge is the name of the old farmland (now a golf course) that is the town of Amenia’s claim to fame. It is one of the most, if not the most, beautiful views in the whole area. When my husband and I were looking for land to purchase, we drove all over the Catskills and Harlem Valley. When we went round the hill and were presented with this scene, we knew we wanted to make this area our home.
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Tarryl Gabel, a resident of Hyde Park, NY, was born and raised on a cattle ranch on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, North Dakota, and she is an enrolled member of the Hidatsa Tribe. She began painting at an early age and has been greatly influenced by her grandfather, a self-taught western artist, and by the native culture.
Living in the Hudson Valley now for twenty-five years, her work is now focuses on the landmarks and beautiful landscapes of the Hudson Valley region. Her work is displayed in private collections and corporate settings around the country.
You can find out more about Tarryl’s work here.
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