Elena Agostinis is a painter and sculptor who in 2001 started the paint project in Tannersville, NY in an attempt to revitalize a dying village in the Northern Catskill Mountains of New York State.
The story and success of her project has been widely publicized and has twice been aired on NBC's Today Show. The project is ongoing.
She is co-chair of the Hunter Foundation and an advisory board member of the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI as well as Concordia College in Bronxville. She holds a BA in Graphic Design from Stellenbosch University in South Africa.
"There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun"
- Pablo Picasso