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In September of 2020, Little Valley artist Robin Zefers Clark spent 30 days in the RTPI preserve creating a painting a day inspired by the beauty she discovered here.

RTPI’s 27-acre preserve includes towering hemlock trees, pollinator meadows and a pond – all of which are anchored by the iconic museum building, designed by famed architect, Robert A.M. Stern. “The artist residency is a wonderful opportunity to become artistically immersed in the environment,” Robin shared, “finding hidden visual treasures, around and within the Roger Tory Peterson Institute.”

Robin Zefers Clark holds a BS in Art Education from Buffalo State College, and an MS from Rochester Institute of Technology, with a major in oil painting and intensive work in graphic design and photographic studies. Robin has had several solo and group exhibitions and has been featured in articles in Country Woman Magazine, The Buffalo News, and Focus. Her work has won numerous awards and is featured in private collections throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. Robin lives in the pristine Allegany mountains of western New York state, where she owns and operates Brookside Studio. More information about Robin Clark and her work can be found on her website at