The Westside Highway in Manhattan runs along the Hudson River isolating the narrow strip of parkland called the greenway. The Hudson River Greenway Landscapes project is a series of panoramic landscapes that captures people at their leisure, jogging, bicycling, and having family celebrations by the river. Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMMA) in Washington Heights awarded an individual artist to create these paintings.
After graduating from Yale School of Art, Tony Serio moved to New York where he has been painting cityscapes of his neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Washington Heights. Recently, his paintings highlight the architecture, shifts in terrain and open space that are characteristic of his Northern Manhattan neighborhood. Perspective views of architecture draw the viewer into the space leading their eye around curving roadways and up climbing hills. He paints outdoors and then develops larger canvases in the studio where he uses rich physical paint to define the light and carve out a space that evokes a memory of the place. Serio has shown extensively in Manhattan and is a member of the Bowery gallery in Chelsea. He has received two grants from the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMMA). The most recent grant funded his “Hudson River Greenway Landscapes” series.