'Local Views' opens at Gallery One April 30

April 27, 2013

Gallery One in Ocean View has announced its new show, Local Views, which will be open to the public Tuesday, April 30. The 14 gallery artists will be showing a local scene. Since all the artists live in the area their work has an intimate connection.


Damon Pla has chosen his favorite site, a marsh and stream that is close to his home. In “Silent Tide,” an acrylic, Pla shows the viewer low tide where intriguing patterns of space are revealed by little or no water. The drama of late afternoon back light the distance trees pull the viewer into a deep space.


In “Dawn at the Jetty,” a watercolor by Dianne Shearon, the sky and water mirror each other in a rosy glow. Gentle waves are revealed by the jetty rocks. Shearon said she want to transmit the beauty and peace that a day begins at the beach.


Living by the ocean had Peggy Warfield ponder the many moods of the sea: calm and quiet, lazy and lolling, friendly and playful or edgy and angry. The viewer has to decide what he sees in “Sunrise Sea.” In this art piece the sea is deep with thick layers of blue, crested with white caps.


The beautiful local beaches are the subject material for three artists. Jeanne Mueller has painted an oil, "July in Bethany Beach."  In this work the beach is active with people, umbrellas of various colors against a background of the surf and blue sky and wispy clouds. “Morning, Bethany Beach,” a pastel by Laura Hickman, shows a beach with the play of light glistening on the water and long shadows on the sand from beach chairs. A watercolor by Lesley McCaskill shows a view from the boardwalk of the beach. Groups are huddled near the shore and in the water in “Stake Out.”


“Rehoboth Landmark," an acrylic by Pat Riordan, shows the bandstand and several building on the boardwalk. Reardon has captured the festive feel of the area with color and figures of happy couples posing around the scene. Another landmark, the “Stingray,” is the title and subject of Dale Sheldon’s acrylic. Sheldon relates that she wanted to highlight the classic beach house architecture of this popular restaurant.


Also in Rehoboth are the nostalgic boathouses on Silver Lake which is a favorite subject for artist, Joyce Condry. Using oil, Condry painted from memory using fanciful colors “The Boathouse.”


Cheryl Wisbrock is showing “Fenwick Lighthouse,” a watercolor. In this work the historic building which stands on the border of Delaware and Maryland is painted realistically showing the keeper’s home and the tall tower that was used to keep ships safe.


The public is cordially invited to visit Gallery One to view this show and see the other art work the gallery shows; jewelry, pottery, textiles, wood, photography, glass. The gallery also offers art classes for adults and children

Gallery One is always staffed by one of the artists and is open daily, year round. Spring hours are now in effect, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is located at 32 Atlantic Ave. in Ocean View.

Go to or call 302-537-5055 for more information.

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