Greenburgh Arts And Culture

         "We celebrate the creative arts!"

Sarah Bracey White, Executive Director. Advisory Board: Linda Beres, Gwen Cort, Margaret Fox, Anne Gordon and Carolyn McNair


Painting Is My Preference

an exhibit by Ena Edwards


 Second Floor Gallery at Greenburgh Town Hall

My name is Ena Edwards and I'm an 89-year-old resident of Greenburgh. How did I get started doing art, one might ask, after several decades as an accountant at a leading men’s apparel company? Well, after I retired at age 62, my daughter encouraged me to take up a hobby and bought me an art kit. So, I decided to try drawing and painting.

I eventually went to an art class with my samples. The teacher told me that the class would not do me any good because I had natural talent. I'm basically self-taught. I mostly use acrylics, pencils and pastels. I also took some pottery making classes at a senior center. I enjoyed them, but preferred painting over the wheel. 

Creating art was a hobby off and on throughout the years. Then, this year, I decided to get back into it more than I have in the previous years. I also used to do needle work and sewing.

My daughter's appreciation of my art encouraged me to share it with you.

(Samples of work on display at Greenburgh Town Hall)