July 2, 2022

Francine Curto exhibit at Chester Village West

"Winters Color" watercolor by Francine Curto

Francine Curto will exhibit her paintings of Chester and the Pattaconk Brook at Chester Village West in February. Her exhibit, titled “The Pattaconk Runs Through It,” is part of Chester Village West’s monthly shows of works by Chester artists.

Francine’s exhibit opens with a reception, open to the public, on Friday, Feb, 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres prepared by the Chester Village West chef will be served. Following the reception, the exhibit at Chester Village West can be seen daily from 9 to 5 until March 10.

Francine says she has found a place in Chester to use her painting as therapy of life, living and reflection of her years in Connecticut. A Visual Merchandise Manager for 37 years, she has been around art from the age of eight, taking art lessons and dreaming of dressing mannequins.

Love of nature shows in her work from various places in which she grew up, from the New Jersey shore and ending up in the Connecticut River Valley where her studio is at her Chester home. The Pattaconk Brook runs through her backyard.

Chester Village West is at 317 West Main Street (Rte. 148), near the Killingworth line.

"Autumn Jazz" pastel by Francine Curto