Tatiana Grapevines, waterccolor, 12in h x 15in w
Tatiana Ferraro was born in Poland and came to the US when she was four years old. She spent her formative years on the Lower East Side, attending St. George Grammar, and High School of Performing Arts where she majored in ballet and studied at the Third Street Settlement Music School. She earned her degrees in Political Science and Administration and Supervision from St. John’s University. Upon graduation she went into teaching, spending 22 years as a high school Social Studies teacher and 16 years as a principal. Although interest in art came rather late and was originally used as an activity to release the stresses of being an administrator of an elementary school, watercolor painting assumed a more prominent role in her life. Her instructors, Lynn Schulman, Janice Cianflone, Dimitri Wright and Elissa Gore encouraged her interest and work with watercolors. Her hobbies of gardening and travels offer inspiration for painting.
Ms. Ferraro lives with her husband in Yorktown Heights.
Her work is currently exhibited at Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook, Connecticut.