New show, Light, to run at Gallery One Dec. 7-31

"Summer Sunset," oil by Jeanne Mueller.
December 6, 2012

Gallery One in Ocean View has announced a new art show, Light, which will run Friday, Dec. 7 through Monday, Dec. 31.

In this December show the 16 gallery artists will present one work that shows their personal interpretation of light. Each artist brings personal experiences, emotions and style to one new art piece for this show.

Abstract artist Peggy Warfield is showing “KA-BOOM,” an acrylic painting that explores light reflecting off a hard surface giving an explosive glow. This unique piece captures a moment of visual action in rich golds, silvers, coppers and bronzes.

The stark contrast of light and dark in watercolorist Sonia Hunt’s painting, Light, draws the viewer into the image of figures seen through a sun-dappled ivy covered dark archway.

Several artists painted works that concentrate on natural light as it changes throughout the day. “Morning Light,” a pastel by Laura Hickman, captures the morning sun filling her kitchen. Yellows and lavenders abound with touches of greens in this work.

Dusk and sunset is a dramatic time of the day. Jeanne Mueller is showing “A Summer Sunset” where the sky turns into an array of colors. Her piece shows a memorable sunset along Route 1 near Fenwick Island.  Working in pastel, Dale Sheldon captures sunlight reflecting on the water in her landscape, “Eastern Shore Sunset” a scene of the Chesapeake Bay near Princess Anne, Md.

“Here’s Looking At You,” a watercolor by Lesley McCaskill, captures several young deer within a forest, backlit by the low afternoon light. Halos of light filter through the trees and around the animals creating an afterglow; the effect is dramatic.

Pat Riordan is showing a watercolor called “Street Scene in Manhattan,” which shows the play of reflective light on the wet payment. In contrast, Tara Grim celebrates the last days of summer. Grim shows the lengthening of shadows and the reflections of rich colors in her acrylic, "Summer’s End."

The public is invited to visit Gallery One seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., (closed Dec. 25), at 32 Atlantic Ave., Ocean View.

The popular Artisan Room features exciting textiles, hand blown glass, pottery, glass jewelry and wood pieces by local artists.

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