Vivien Pollack has over 30 years in the industry as a Textile Designer, Silk Painter and Teacher. Experience includes designing for the textile print industry in NYC, creating original designs that were sold to manufacturers. She learned how to paint on silk while designing for a design studio in N.Y.C and fell in love with the medium. She has since exhibited her award-winning silk art in gallery’s and shows on Long Island as well as Santa Fe, New Mexico and Maryland, including the Dennis and Philip Ratner Museum, University of Maryland and the Sandy Springs Museum in Maryland and the Long Island Museum in Stonybrook. Her award-winning silk paintings have been in the New York Times and in the book “The Best of Silk Painting “by Tuckman and Janas and their new book published 2018 “The Fine Art of Painting on Silk”. Her silk painting Tulips is also on the cover of Barbara Kellum Scott’s Book “Perseverance of the Saints”. She also was featured on the cover and inside the L.I. Village Connection Magazine. Vivien now sells her hand-painted silk scarves online in her Etsy shop Vivien Pollack Design and also at the Educational Cultural Centers Gift shop in Stonybrook. She has also participated in public art projects such as “A Horse of a Different Color “and has done numerous murals in private homes and businesses. Vivien has taught in libraries, Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead, Southampton college and has been a speaker and demonstrator for organizations besides the Long Island Art League where she has taught for 18 years. Besides being a member of the Art league of Long Island she is also is a member of the Independent Art Society, Huntington Arts Council, and the Northport Coalition of the Arts. Vivien also enjoys plein air painting with oils. She loves sharing the techniques she has learned over the years of teaching with her students at the Long Island Art League. She likes her classes to have a relaxed atmosphere and she welcomes the non-artist to join her classes. If you want to experience creativity, silk painting is a wonderful medium and can offer many pleasant surprises. She offers a supportive environment to let the artist show itself. When relaxed, and we know no one is judging us the inner artist reveals itself.