KENT — Kent Memorial Library will present “The Farm,” an exhibit of works by Susan Hennelly of Dover Plains, N.Y., Nov. 1 through Dec. 29.

A reception will be held Nov. 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the library. Registration is required by calling 860-927-3761.

The artists, who has worked as a teacher in the public school system and freelanced in illustration and in the textile industry, has had a number of solo and group exhibitions in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.

She received first prize in “Friends of the Great Swamp Art Show in Pawling, N.Y., and honorable mention in Sharon Historical Society’s “Have a Seat” in 2017.

“Long before I had a camera, I was outside painting and drawing at the Jersey shore,” Hennelly said. “It was a fun thing to do and lots of great subject matter.”

“A well-rounded art education and teaching in the public school system, freelancing in illustration, and working in the textile industry helped me develop a sense of composition and an understanding of color,” she said.

“Over the years the creative process has become more spontaneous and more intuitive,” she said, noting nature is her inspiration.

“My painting is a record of my observation with a largely unconscious expression of my emotion,” she said. “I paint with watercolor because of its transluency and immediacy. I love drawing with a brush. I have the opportunity to describe what I wish in a brief and powerful way, abstacting details to the simple essence of the design.”