We were so excited when Erreca Batchelor opened The Springs Gallery in Sharon Springs, New York this summer. The Springs Gallery features her photographic work, as well as that of local artists. (And there are topiaries!!!) The gallery is an elegant addition to Main Street and yet another reason to visit our little village.
A California native, Erreca hails from San Francisco. After completing her Masters in Political Science at UCSB she moved to San Francisco where she studied jazz at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the Jazz School in Berkeley, and Jazz Camp West. Her mentors included Madeline Eastman, Kitty Margolis and Faith Winthrop. She also studied photography as an undergraduate, and at the Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara. While cultivating her artistic passions, Erreca served for 15 years as a hospital executive in the Bay Area, which included directorship appointments at the University of California San Francisco and Stanford University.
Erreca currently resides in Cooperstown, New York, where she lives with her partner Subashini Daniel, MD, a cardiac surgeon operating at Bassett Medical Center and Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery with Columbia University, their beautiful daughter Surya, and super cute French and English Bulldogs, Lila and Dutch.
See some of Erreca’s beautiful work below: