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Fayetteville artist’s local portraits on display

Jill Dickey brings local landscapes to life through art

Jill Dickey poses next to her painting, “Green Lake” at a reception at the Manlius Historical Society on Jan. 17.

Jill Dickey poses next to her painting, “Green Lake” at a reception at the Manlius Historical Society on Jan. 17. Allie Wenner

— Dickey says she loves her hometown of Fayetteville in particular and feels a strong connection to it. In fact, two of her most recognizable paintings are of Green Lake and Round Lake. And she says her most proud painting is of another familiar scene- the Fayetteville Cemetery.

Most of her paintings are of summer and fall landscapes, but Dickey says that’s something she’d like to change and plans to experiment with winter scenes soon. Additionally, she says she’d like to expand her geographic area of interest to include scenery from Chittenango and Cazenovia as well.

“I just love Cazenovia. I’d love to paint some pictures from that area and I’m working on one right now of Chittenango Falls.”

Dickey’s work is on display at the Manlius Historical Society Cheney Research Center until Feb. 28. The center is located at 109 Pleasant Street in Manlius and is open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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