Plein Air Painting at the Amos B. Buckland House in Brighton

Plein Air Painting at the Amos B. Buckland House in Brighton

[8/21/21 Madison Gardner at the Historic Buckland House in Brighton Photo: David Kramer see The inscribed brick pavers at Buckland Park in Brighton]

As seen in The inscribed brick pavers at Buckland Park in Brighton, something new can always be found at Buckland Park on Westfall Road in Brighton.

Today, when biking, I saw a solitary figure at her easel, making a painting of the Amos B. Buckland farmhouse. From there, I met Madison Gardner, a recent graduate of Pavilion Junior Senior High School who now lives in Corn Hill.

Madison’s Art: Unique and Original Creations

Madison is actively pursuing her career as an artist. Today, she was doing Plein Air Painting, or what layman know as Outdoor Painting. When I saw the unfinished and still untitled work, I sensed Madison has real talent.

8/21/21 David Kramer [Photo: Madison Gardner]

8/21/21 Madison Gardner [Photo: David Kramer]

Madison isn’t sure whether to call this work impressionist or expressionistic, laughing that maybe her style is just Madison style. Madison tells us more her artistic life:

I mainly work with acrylic paint. I have had booths at various art festivals across New York, and have shown at the Hart Gallery in Brockport. In September, I will be showing work alongside other artists at the Caledonia Village Gallery, and in November, I will be showing work at the Art Museum of Rochester.

8/21/21 Madison Gardner [Photo: David Kramer]

In the near future, I aspire to become a part of the Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters. I hope to have my own shop and studio one day. I know a piece is finished when my body tells me to stop. Once my signature and the date are added, it truly reinforces that feeling.

Find Madison at:

Facebook: Madison Gardner


When the Buckland House piece is finished, it can be found on her Etsy for sale.

Instagram: @madisonsart7

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (585) 698-6142


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About The Author

Welcome to Talker of the Town! My name is David Kramer. I have a Ph.D in English and teach at Keuka College. I am a former and still active Fellow at the Nazareth College Center for Public History and a Storyteller in Residence at the SmallMatters Institute. Over the years, I have taught at Monroe Community College, the Rochester Institute of Technology and St. John Fisher College. I have published numerous Guest Essays, Letters, Book Reviews and Opinion pieces in The New York Times, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the Buffalo News, the Rochester Patriot, the Providence Journal, the Providence Business News, the Brown Alumni Magazine, the New London Day, the Boston Herald, the Messenger Post Newspapers, the Wedge, the Empty Closet, the CITY, Lake Affect Magazine and Brighton Connections. My poetry appears in The Criterion: An International Journal in English and Rundenalia and my academic writing in War, Literature and the Arts and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism. Starting in February 2013, I wrote for three Democratic and Chronicle  blogs, "Make City Schools Better," "Unite Rochester," and the "Editorial Board." When my tenure at the D & C  ended, I wanted to continue conversations first begun there. And start new ones.  So we created this new space, Talker of the Town, where all are invited to join. I don’t like to say these posts are “mine.” Very few of them are the sole product of my sometimes overheated imagination. Instead, I call them partnerships and collaborations. Or as they say in education, “peer group work.” Talker of the Town might better be Talkers of the Town. The blog won’t thrive without your leads, text, pictures, ideas, facebook shares, tweets, comments and criticisms.


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