Catskill became a landmark when long-time resident and artist, Thomas Cole, introduced the Hudson River School of Painting. American art was forever changed by Cole’s influence as founder and father of the movement. He impressed countless numbers of talented and noted painters -- Church, Blakelock, Inness, Durand and others -- who claimed glory using the backdrop of the magnificent Catskill region.

The history continues, inspired by dramatic panoramas, tumultuous skies, exceptional light, and the bold profile of a timeless mountain range. “Some sit and wonder at a glorious sunset and others try to capture it forever. It’s an always changing palette that will continue to beckon and enchant” says artist, Patrick Milbourn, owner of M Gallery.

Patrick’s work, which includes his landscapes and signature fine art portraits, along with the paintings of many other talented artists, will be on display throughout the year. In addition to contemporary work, there will be drawings and paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries – documented one-of-a-kind treasures that convey a sense of history and lifestyle. “We want to bring the best that art has to offer – a unique array of art -- that everyone can enjoy. It will be a credit to the legacy left by Thomas Cole.”

M Gallery Hours:
Weekends 12pm to 5pm,
by appointment or by chance