Peninsula Gallery July exhibition, At Water’s Edge, opens June 29

"Morning Swell II," oil by Stephen Brehm.
June 19, 2013

The July exhibition opening at the Peninsula Gallery from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 29, will present the work of nine artists in a summer show, At Water’s Edge. Artists include Stephen Brehm, Jill Basham, Denise Dumont, Len Garon, Julie Molyneux, Damon Pla, Nick Serratore, Bill Snow and Karin Snoots. Paintings in a variety of media will be presented including pastel, oil and acrylic.

The exhibition will be the first for two new artists in the gallery, Jill Basham and Denise Dumont. Basham is a plein air painter living near Easton, Md. In 2012 she was awarded a third place in the Easton Plein Air Competition.

Dumont is an award-winning realist painter who was recently recognized as the featured artist in the Beebe Foundation’s Best of the Beach 24th Annual Art Auction. As well, the exhibition will mark the return of Julie Molyneux to Peninsula Gallery. She is a longtime resident of Lewes and has returned to painting after a year’s absence.

Other artists in the show include Stephen Brehm, who has been a contributing artist in the gallery for several years. He is best known for sweeping seascapes and images of the rural countryside near where he lives in Leola, Pa. He was featured in the April 2013 issue of American Art Collector magazine.

Len Garon from Alexandria, Va., is an accomplished and award-winning artist known for a wide breadth of work. He was commissioned to create a limited-edition, signed Inauguration Post by White House Gifts, celebrating the 57th presidential inauguration.

Damon Pla of Dagsboro works with acrylic paint and is known for his murals for a variety of settings, both commercial and private. He has done large illustrations for the Delaware State Parks system. His paintings capture a variety of landscapes including the ever-changing light on the marshlands and seashores of coastal Delaware.

Nick Serratore, a resident of Lewes known for colorful pastel studies of landscapes and flora, graduated from the Hussian School of Art in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1990. He is a member of the Pastel Society of America. In 2012 he was recognized with an Individual Fellowship Grant for an Emerging Artist from the Delaware Division of the Arts.

Bill Snow has shown his work at the Peninsula Gallery for several years and is well known for his paintings of international landscapes gathered from his travels. He is especially well known for his handling of harbor views and uses a series of glazes to capture the translucent qualities of the sea and bays.

Karin Snoots is a resident of Harbeson and is well known for her seascapes that she captures in an illustrative focus on the movement of water and waves. The exhibition extends through July 30.

The Peninsula Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday. Framing consultations are available Tuesday to Saturday. The gallery is closed Mondays. The gallery can be reached at 302-645-0551 or at