The Bayou Journal May 27, 2003
By Tracy Hebert, Editor
Sylvia Rochester, a native of Baton Rouge, has traveled
to Europe, Africa, seen deserts, mountains and other astonishing places but the
love of God's country has brought her to Bayou Corne where she now resides.
Sylvia, an artist, has been inspired by the beauty of
the bayous and is able to transfer that breath taking scenery on canvas. An
Avid outdoors person, she is often seen running the bayous and marshes of South
Louisiana in her boat photographing scenes for future paintings. Of course,
while traveling the bayous for her next photographs, she doesn't mind stopping
and catching a mess of fish.
Sylvia is a long-time member of the Baton Rouge Art
& Artists Guild and now holds membership I the River Region Art
Association. Her paintings are exhibited quarterly at The Gallery, located in
The Cajun Village in Sorrento and on consignment at Betts Fine Art in Baton
Rouge. She is a graduate of L.S.U. with a B.S. in the College of Arts and
Science with a concentration in Fine Arts and English.
When not painting, Sylvia enjoys writing and is a member
of the national and local chapters of Romance Writers of America and is
actively pursuing publication of two completed manuscripts. One book is a time
travel set during the Civil War at Port Hudson and the other a romantic mystery
involving drug smuggling in the bayous.
If ever in the area, stop by Sylvia's studio at l474
Sauce Piquante in Bayou Corne. You'll enjoy the view from her studio as it sets
over the swamp and is incased with windows all around. From her studio you can
see for yourself how she gets her inspiration and view some of her works.
Oh, by the way, check her feet. Maybe she's in love with
the swamp and bayous so much that she went out and bought herself a pair of
Pierre Part Reeboks. Sylvia also has a website for your convenience -