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OVER 60 ART COMPETITION

Within this year's tapestry of winners run some common threads. Most had to ply through years of the joyous but all-consuming task of rearing children; some had felt the budding of artistic talent since childhood but had never had the opportunity to nourish its growth in school—perservering instead through the self-taught route once they’d retired. All of them exude a reverence for the passion of art making, not as a hobby but instead as a way of life, and we're proud to present their masterpieces here.

Meet the 10 Winners of Our Over 60 Art Competition.

Patricia A. Walsh

John S. Corrao

AGE 65 • ST. HELENA ISLAND, S.C. PATRICIAAWALSH.COM

AGE 78 • MARSHALL, VA.

I became a corrections officer but found ways to stay creative—from making quilts to studying graffiti. By the time I retired, I was fully committed to painting. Love of learning seems to be endangered, and I do think that as we age we become more aware that our lives are made up of moments and it’s important to enjoy each one of them. LEFT:

I worked in the art department of a small Manhattan ad agency. Eventually, I opened a commercial studio, but I could always hear the brushes, the canvases and the paints whispering to me. After decades of deadlines, I decided to return full time to oil painting. ABOVE:

Beet Brothers (oil on panel, 9x12)

We Built This (oil on canvas, 12x16) MARCH 2017

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