The Kitchen at Paynter’s Mill enhances its patrons' dining experience by featuring works of local and regional artists. Owners Ray and Lisa Richardson will hold a reception for the next featured artists, photographer Beamie Young and mixed-media artist Anne E.H. Carroll, from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 29.
The Richardsons were the hosts of the former Second Street Grill in Lewes. Chef Ray is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. He is assisted by sous chef Ryan Betts. Their new restaurant location off Route 1 and Cave Neck Road features convenient parking, a stone fireplace, vaulted ceilings and lots of space for artwork.
Young says she has been in love with photography since the first time she picked up a camera. For 30 years, she has been creating and sharing with the viewer a sense of wonder of the natural world and of the beauty that surrounds her, sometimes found in the most unexpected places. Young has worked as a photographer and a visual artist for the National Institute of Standards and Technology for the past 30 years. She is a member of the National Association of Photoshop Photographers and is a webmaster and newsletter editor for the Frederick Camera Clique, a photography club in Frederick, Md. Among many awards, Young was grand champion of the Art in Nature Photo Competition, Ward Museum 2012, where she also earned first and second place in the Bird Category and second place in the Landscape Category.
Young has shown in solo and group shows in many locations. She has an upcoming exhibition at Glenview Mansion, Rockville, Md., in July.
Mixed-media artist Carroll is drawn to the play of light and shadow, and works on her own pieces as well as commission pieces. She has been making art most of her life. Her works have earned her many different awards, and she has shown in Washington, D.C., as well as throughout Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and Long Island, N.Y. Carroll is currently teaching art privately and at the Mispillion Art Gallery in Milford.
For more information about The Kitchen, call 302-827-4050.