Phyllis Buchner and her daughter Caryn Coville held a mother-daughter art show at the QW Gallery on Main Street this spring. This was the third time Buchner and Coville have shown together. They often paint together as well. “My mom is my best friend,” said Coville.
Buchner works in oils on canvas with a wide range of subjects. Coville prefers to work with colored pencils, for which she has developed a layering technique. She also works in a medium called Sumi-e that is essentially a form of Asian brush painting characterized by minimal brush strokes on rice paper using ink and paint. “A very unforgiving medium,” she said.
The duo met Steven Wu, owner of the QW gallery, when Coville was looking for an expert at framing Sumi-e works. Wu is an expert art conservationist and framer. He uses the front of his shop to showcase various artists on a rotating basis. His gallery is located at 113A Main Street.
Several pieces by Coville and Buchner will also be part of a show called Water’s Edge at the Manhasset Library in August. Coville’s work can be viewed at www.caryncoville.com.