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Sisters return

After a decade, Mayflower descendants and sisters, Patience Brewster Gregg and Marlee Brewster Brockmann will show their work again at Pastabilities, the popular eatery at 311 South Franklin Street in Armory Square, Syracuse.

Marlee resides in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Plymouth, Massachusetts. Patience lives in Skaneateles.

Although Marlee studied illustration at Rhode Island School of Design, she now paints contemplative landscapes in oil on canvas and board, and in pastel on paper. Her work is made up of layers and layers of paint eventually revealing a wet field or hidden pathway.

Looking at her work, one feels as if they have stumbled upon a perfect moment when the light hits a distant bit of water, or when the clouds part or gather to reveal unexpected color. She regularly shows in galleries in Massachusetts and Mexico.

Patience studied printmaking and bookmaking at the Philadelphia College of Art. She started her professional life illustrating books for children and adults, too. She later began licensing her work to be used on home goods with an emphasis on Christmas ornaments called, "Krinkles."

She started her own card company then added the manufacturing of her designs on three dimensional items and fabrics.

Her original designs are usually pencil, watercolor or gouache on paper. Patience combines elements of classic drawing, anatomy and nature with a twist. The results are quirky, sometimes anthropomorphic renderings that tell a story that can make one person laugh and another one ponder.

Patience will show both originals and limited edition giclees.

Her latest venture has been to produce her designs in silver to be worn as jewelry.

Today her work is sold all over the world.

Their work will be for sale

The sister's creations are on display throughout November and December. Patience will be at Pasta' s for a cocktail reception on Thursday, Nov. 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. and again before the Dean Brother' s concert at the Red House on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Contact is Patiencebrewster.com or 685-8336.

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