James Coe is a free-lance artist and naturalist living in the town of New Baltimore. Educated as a biologist at Harvard, Coe later earned a master's degree in painting from Parsons the New School for Design. He spent the first years of his career as an ornithological illustrator and field guide author. His Golden Field Guide, Eastern Birds was first published in 1994 and is the source of most of the bird images seen on the GLT website. In recent years, he has been painting full time. He exhibits his oil paintings in museums and galleries throughout the country, and is represented in the permanent collections of several museums, including the New York State Museum. In 2011 he was honored by the Woodson Art Museum in Wisconsin as "Master Wildlife Artist."

Jim spent 6 years serving on the Town of New Baltimore Planning Board, and has served on Green Country Habitat Advisory Committee since its inception. Jim also serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Animal Artists, an international professional organization of wildlife artists.

He has lived in the western hills of Hannacroix (New Baltimore) for 26 years with his wife Karen Scharff and their two children.

  • Holiday Open House and Party

    Leigh Ann Smith Full Moon Willows 11 x 14 oil on canvas 2017 Leigh Ann Smith Full Moon Willows 11 x 14 oil on canvas 2017

    Leigh Ann Smith, Full Moon Willows, 11 x 14, oil on canvas, 2017


    Holiday Open House at the Willows

    480 Rt 385 Athens, NY  12015

    Saturday December 1, 2018 1-4 PM

    Join us on December 1 to celebrate the season!  Once again this year we will have the Willows at Brandow Point decorated and open to the public for a free event on Saturday. 

    Local author and illustrator, Hudson Talbott will be doing a book signing from 2:30 to 4 with three of his books:  "River of Dreams -The Story of the Hudson River," "United Tweets of America: 50 State Birds Their Stories, Their Glories," and his new book "Picturing America:Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Art."

    We will have a simple holiday craft for kids to make, and of course refreshments.  We hope you will stop by to see progress on the restoration of this beautiful old house and visit with us about our plans and events for the coming year.  


    Festive Evening Celebration

    Friday November 30, 2018  6:30-8:30 PM


    Please join us for our FREE Saturday Open House


  • Concert on the Lawn

    Benefit Concert 

    on the Lawn at the historic

    Willows at Brandow Point

    Saturday September 29, 2018 2-5:30

    The Willows, 480 Rt 385 Athens, NY

    An afternoon of music at the Willows at Brandow Point.


    Wickers Creek Band at the Willows September 29, 2018

    The event kicked off at 2 PM with music by Wickers Creek Band.  They performed an eclectic mix of traditional American music, primarily in the Bluegrass tradition. 

    They were followed by Breakneck Ridge Revue , a folk "jam band" of Hudson Valley musicians building twangy but danceable sets around a mix of traditional and original songs ranging from blues to folk to rock -- from John Prine to the Beatles -- but always with a homegrown feel.

    The weather was wonderful and all who attended enjoyed the afternoon. Food and beverages were provided by Crossroads Brewery and Best of the Wurst.  

     Just like Subaru-- Dog Tested and Dog Approved.  Really good hot dogs from Best of the Wurst.




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