Artist Meets With Fans at Local Shop

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Billy Jacobs, an artist who paints rural American landscapes, held a signing at Cottage Gift Shop in Elmira on Sunday.

In addition to talking with customers about his watercolor paintings, Jacobs also brought copies of his newly released CD to sign for fans.

Cottage Gift Shop owner Tom Gorman said lots of his customers have been looking forward to this event for months.

“We sell a lot of Billy Jacobs work and this is kind of like giving back to our customers because they can actually come in and meet him and it’s fun for everybody,” Gorman said. “People have been looking forward to this for months and months now.”

Jacobs agrees; he said being able to travel around the country to meet and talk with fans about his work is the best part of his job.

“I would say meeting the people that are kind of paying my bills and just, you know, just getting to see how they react to the artwork and how much they appreciate what I do,” Jacobs said. “Just being able to do it for a living is awesome.”

Cottage Gift Shop will be having their holiday open house from Nov. 18-20.

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