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The Lake Artists


Dorothy Ricci is a native of the Bronx, New York City. A professional artist, she studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, and the Arts Students League, New York City, under artist Frank Mason. In 1985 she acquired the historic 1808 Worthington homestead on Carpenter Road at the Lake where she maintains her studio. Her work is often historic Lake and Wyoming Valley scenes. She creates large works in oil paint with professionally reproduced copies for sale to a wide audience. An uncle, Olindo Ricci, was a well known Works Progress Administration muralist. She can be contacted at 570-639-1205.

Intro images for chapters 2, 5, 7, 8 and 10


Linda Shurmaitis was raised along the New Jersey shore and graduated from Toms River High School. She received her degree in Visual Communication Technology from Ocean County Community College studying art, photography, and print-making. Her parents moved to the Lake in 1977 to operate Hilltop Inn at Warden Place. Linda worked as a professional photographer for the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal and the Dallas Post. She also began a career as a barber as an apprentice in her college days and in 1995 opened Cuts for Men and Boys, her barber shop in Shavertown. The Lake inspires her colorful impressionist views of contemporary Lake scenes in pastel, acrylic and mixed media. She can be contacted at 570-706-5399.

Intro images for chapters 9, 12 and 14


Bonnie L. Coveleski was raised in Jackson Township and is a graduate of Lake-Lehman High School. Her artistic sense was influenced by her father, an artist and carpenter. After attending Penn State, she lived in Washington, D.C., and later Key West, Florida, working as a professional photographer. Bonnie moved to the Lake in 1984 and trained in art at the former MAC Gallery at Sunset. Her passion for art and nature is inspired by the Lake. She works with pastel, acrylic, colored pencils and graphite. Her specialty is nature-inspired still life and landscapes with photographic influences. She can be contacted at 570-709-2462.

Intro images for chapters 4 and 13