NooneyArt DesignsAlbany, New York, US
Wendy Nooney is a freelance illustrator and artist based in Upstate New York. In 2011 she started NooneyArt Designs to offer commercial and personal illustrations for clients around the globe. She uses traditional media, mostly watercolor, to create illustrations for industries including wedding, travel, food, real estate and publishing. She has over 20 years of experience in the graphic design and print industries.
Maps By NooneyArt Designs
The pond at Ooms Conservation Area is a great place to spend some quiet time walking, observing nature and sitting down with a sketch book or easel. The area has several walking trails that meander up and down the hilly meadow. At the top is a gazebo and benches for resting and taking in views of mountains and the pond below. In the summer, the meadow is full of milkweed making it a haven for monarch butterflies. The site is great for observing wildlife such as bluebirds, blue heron, eagles, beaver and turtles.
One of my favorite walks in any season is through the historic village of Kinderhook in upstate New York. The village was home to the 8th president of the US, Martin Van Buren, and today has a great mixture of history, agriculture and art. The center of the village is very pedestrian friendly with sidewalks and a bike/walk trail that takes you on a quiet stroll past orchards & farms.