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Artist Victor Zaldivar is photographed in his home (Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

Artist Victor Zaldivar is photographed in his home studio in Nyack. (Feb. 28, 2013)

Artists flock to Nyack for inspiration

Artists from Edward Hopper to Carson McCullers have found inspiration for their masterpieces right here in the Hudson Valley. Newsday Westchester takes a look at the latest generation of artists in Nyack. (March 23, 2013)

Artist Victor Zaldivar is photographed in his home
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

Artist Victor Zaldivar is photographed in his home studio in Nyack. (Feb. 28, 2013)

Bill Batson, an illustrator and writer, works on
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

Bill Batson, an illustrator and writer, works on a still life drawing at his greeting card booth during Nyack's Indoor Farmers' Market. (Feb. 7, 2013)

Bill Batson, an illustrator and writer, sells landscape
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

Bill Batson, an illustrator and writer, sells landscape drawings of Nyack during the Indoor Farmers' Market. (Feb. 7, 2013)

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Tracy Kachtick-Anders at work in in her art
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

Tracy Kachtick-Anders at work in in her art supply store and exhibit space, Vincent's Ear, in Nyack. Katchtick-Anders said, "I helped start a group called the Nyack Art Collective. We work together to bring more art to the village. It seems like the mayor and the village board are really receptive to that." (Feb. 7, 2013)

Tracy Kachtick-Anders, owner of Vincent's Ear in Nyack,
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

Tracy Kachtick-Anders, owner of Vincent's Ear in Nyack, displays local art in her store during monthly exhibits. Katchtick-Anders said, "I helped start a group called the Nyack Art Collective. We work together to bring more art to the village. It seems like the mayor and the village board are really receptive to that." (Feb. 7, 2013)

A painting by Nyack artist Victor Zaldivar, who
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

A painting by Nyack artist Victor Zaldivar, who says that the quality of light in Nyack is important to him during the painting process. (Feb. 28, 2013)

Tracy Kachtick-Anders at work in in her art
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

Tracy Kachtick-Anders at work in in her art supply store and exhibit space, Vincent's Ear, in Nyack. Katchtick-Anders said, "I helped start a group called the Nyack Art Collective. We work together to bring more art to the village. It seems like the mayor and the village board are really receptive to that." (Feb. 7, 2013)

A self-portrait by Nyack artist Victor Zaldivar on
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

A self-portrait by Nyack artist Victor Zaldivar on display in his home studio. (Feb. 28, 2013)

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Victor Zaldivar at work in his home studio
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

Victor Zaldivar at work in his home studio in Nyack. (Feb. 28, 2013)

LeeAnn Mailly, 23, plays piano during Nyack's weekly
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

LeeAnn Mailly, 23, plays piano during Nyack's weekly Indoor Farmers' Market. Mailly said, "As a musician Nyack inspires me in unique ways. You hear geese, you hear waves, you hear traffic noises. The juxtaposition of urban and nature provides a cool blend." (Feb. 28, 2013)

LeeAnn Mailly, 23, plays piano during Nyack's weekly
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

LeeAnn Mailly, 23, plays piano during Nyack's weekly Indoor Farmers' Market. Mailly said, "As a musician Nyack inspires me in unique ways. You hear geese, you hear waves, you hear traffic noises. The juxtaposition of urban and nature provides a cool blend." (Feb. 28, 2013)

Artist Victor Zaldivar said Nyack, due to the
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

Artist Victor Zaldivar said Nyack, due to the humidity of the Hudson River, has a unique quality of light that artists can appreciate. Sunlight fills his home studio "like velvet," Zaldivar said. (Feb. 28, 2013)

Victor Zaldivar at work in his home studio
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

Victor Zaldivar at work in his home studio in Nyack. (Feb. 28, 2013)

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Paintings stand on display in artist Victor Zaldivar's
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Paintings stand on display in artist Victor Zaldivar's home studio in Nyack. Zaldivar said, "I love living in Nyack because the light here is so beautiful. It fills my studio like velvet." (Feb. 28, 2013)

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