Thank you all for being such devoted and concerned followers...you are all so wonderful !! I have been living with my daughter in Massapequa Park, NY. After 12 days without power, I just found out that my power is back and I will be going back home to East Rockaway. Living with candles was an adventure, the first night...but a nightmare after that!! We only got about 7 - 8 inches of water in the basement but enough to ruin the boiler, washing machine and dryer and hot water heater...but compared to what my neighbors are going through, I consider myself so incredibly blessed. My neighbors had 6ft. of water which destroyed the first floor of their house. My daughter, who lives in Oceanside didn't have power since the Hurricane as well. She was so cold, living without a generator..a nightmare!! Her friend is living with her right now. She lived in East Rockaway as well, and lost her entire house. She didn't evacuate in time and had to swim out of her house to safety. When she finally returned to see the damage, the staircase collapsed!! Houses were destroyed in my neighborhood with sewage that filled bathrooms and basements. I thank God we were spared. I will be posting soon...and pray everyday for those still suffering with the aftermath of Sandy !!!
My name is Hilda Muxo Klinger. My passion for art came early.I have always said that I was born with a pencil in one hand and a box of crayons in the other.I am a Bronx born New Yorker who can remember sitting at the kitchen table copying faces that appeared in the newspapers and magazines as a girl.
I am married 51 years and have two daughters and five amazing grandchildren.While I worked and raised my family in East Rockaway, I used art as a form of relaxation, painting here and there. I dabbled with several artistic mediums through the years—everything from pencil to charcoal to oil and it was only after I joined The Parish Social Ministry Art Club in East Rockaway in 2006 that I realized my true passion of pastels.
I studied under Dan Slapo and I don't think I've ever enjoyed a class more than I did with him. He taught me many different techniques in painting a portrait. Working with a live model was so different for me and I'm so happy to have had the opportunity to work with this Master of Pastels...He encouraged me to join the Pastel Society and I am now an Associate Member . I am thrilled to say that I have displayed my paintings in Rockville Center Village Art Club and have received several ribbons for my work. Thank you for visiting my blog. I will continue to add my painting in the future and hope you enjoy them as I have enjoyed painting them.