Watercolor artist Kathy Dolgy Ludwig, a Brooklyn transplant from Toronto, is in the final day of her interactive live-painting project, "ConeyIslandMovingPictures." Everyday for a week she has painted a series of works along Brooklyn's southern waterfront, on 22-by-30-inch canvasses, from Brighton Beach to Luna Park. The watercolors, and her creation of them, were part of the celebration of New York City's Immigrant Heritage Week.
Dolgy Ludwig says she likes to meet the public while she works, because it is the residents of the city who inspire her. As she says, residents from more that 50 countries call Coney Island home.
"After many twists and turns, I received my green card a few months ago and moved where I could see the Atlantic Ocean, where so many early immigrants came before me."
Today she can be found ouside ("rain or shine") painting the rides of Luna Park. Her daughter, Sofia, is filming her mother's week-long adventure, which she plans to edit into a film-festival submission.
Dolgy has participated as an artist in several of the city's Immigrant Weeks.