Union Savings Bank, in partnership with the Housatonic Valley Cultural Alliance (HVCA), has commissioned three local artists to create original landscape paintings for installation within the bank's executive offices at 225 Main St. in Danbury.

Diane Dubreuil, of New Milford, Ruth Newquist, of Newtown and Karen Simmons, of Woodbury have been selected to capture Connecticut's beauty through realistic or interpretational water or lake-inspired scenery, recognizable town greens and streetscapes or other landscapes that represent Connecticut.

The initiative is part of a joint effort to connect local artists with the business community.

Artists were invited to apply and submit up to 12 images of their work for consideration.

"We were blown away by the work we received from area artists and look forward to seeing what these three accomplished artists will create," said Union Savings Bank President & CEO Jay Lent.

"As a longtime supporter of the arts in our region, Union Savings is excited to extend our relationships beyond arts organizations to local working artists and showcase their incredible talent," he said.