Hope Friedland is an award-winning watercolor and mixed media artist and instructor who favors bright colors, rich textures, fluid brush strokes and bold impressions. Hope received a Masters degree from Columbia University and did additional graduate work in Florence, Italy. Her awards include the Gorfinkle Excellence in Teaching Award, mention in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, membership in the Kappa Pi National Art Honorary, Best in Show from the Scarsdale Art Association, and First Place in Watercolors from the Scarsdale Art Association. Her watercolors, assemblages and collages are included in many collections and have appeared in juried, solo and group shows throughout the New York area. She teaches for Cunard and Crystal Cruise line.