Patricia Czepiel Hayes has been painting and drawing since she was very young. After majoring in studio art in college and then a career as a graphic designer, she’s now a full-time landscape oil painter. She makes her work available to the public via studio visits at her Easthampton, MA (Cottage Street Studios) location, as well as the Paradise City Arts Festivals, and her website and social media. Like many artists, she is looking forward to the return of in-person shows, starting October, 9-11 2021, at the Paradise City Arts Festival, 54 Fair St., Northampton, MA. Her current series of oil paintings — “Waterfalls of Massachusetts” — is inspired by her recent (novice) attempts to hike the hills of her home state.