>Valley Hospital’s art gallery features a painter and photographer
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012
BY EILEEN LA FORGIA
THE RIDGEWOOD NEWS
February’s exhibit of paintings and photos at The Valley Hospital Gallery is bringing smiles to viewers.
John Reilly is showing oil paintings in a variety of sizes: landscapes, snowscapes, cityscapes and florals. He described his technique as a “loose, impressionistic style.” He says his favorite things to paint are people and urban scenes.
“Show Business” is an oil painting of the theater district in New York City with a marquee of “Lion King.” “Good Ole Reliable Nathan’s” shows the iconic hot dog stand with the cyclone (roller coaster) in the background. “Room at the Top” features the Plaza’s Oak Room entrance and a horse drawn carriage. Central Park is shown in a winter scene. “Slippery When Wet,” “You Sleigh Me,” “Say It Isn’t Snow,” “Bridge Over Icy Water,” “Let’s Break the Ice,” and “The Icing on the Lake” all celebrate winter. “Here We Snow Again” is a very large snowscape.