Cheryl LaBahn Simeone


Cheryl was our featured artist for August.

Hometown is Amsterdam, NY. Received B.A. in Fine Art and Education from Johnson State College, Vermont in 1971. 

My artist’s statement is that I like to paint Plein Air: outside in open air. I love nature and the elements and lighting of the atmosphere. I try to capture the lighting of the day in an impressionistic way. 


I have a BA Degree in Art and Education. I also studied SUNY Cortland, in Graduate Art and Education. I am a NY State Certified teacher in Art K-12. I taught art in Homer NY in the 70’s. I also have had positions in graphics at Longview Fibre a carton and display company. I retired from NY State Ag & Markets and finally could concentrate on my love of oil painting. I use non toxic materials when I can. I have received numerous awards from local art shows in Jefferson County and in Montgomery county. I enjoy both plein air and studio work and belong to two plein air groups here in Thousand Islands in the summer and Jacksonville. Fl in the winter. I am a consigner at River Muse Art Gallery in Clayton and I also sell from my front porch in summer in Three Mile Bay. I marvel at the beauty of the North Country from Sackets Harbor to Morristown and would paint everyday if I could, field, forest, river, lake flora and fauna we have it all here.