Gallery One artists announce their new show, No Place Like Home, which will be on display during the month of May. In this show, the artists are exhibiting a personal connection to the phrase.
Although each artist chooses his or her work singularly, this month three chose similar subjects but with different intent and style. The subject of these three is the view of a path over a beach dune.
In the watercolor, “Daybreak, Fifth Street Beach Access,” Cheryl Wisbrock, who painted this on location, shares with the viewer her experience on a particular day, at a particular time. The sunrise lightens the top of the hill; the snow fence and foliage leave long shadows on the path, and footprints are left by early beachgoers.
Painting with acrylic, Dale Sheldon created “Shadows in the Sand." She explored the different-textured surfaces of sand, beach foliage, sea and sky. “Beach Buddies,” an oil by Jeanne Mueller, depicts a favorite memory of the painter: two children, arm in arm, walking up a beach path.
Going back to a memory from childhood, Tara Grim is showing “Ferris Wheel,” a colorful acrylic. It was painted on location on Ocean City’s boardwalk, and Grim says she remembered her first time experiencing this ride with her dad and seeing the place where she lived way off in the distance.
Peggy Warfield is showing “Morning Has Spoken," an acrylic and collage piece in bright, vivid and intense colors to celebrate all the fun times she had in Ocean City as a summer vacation spot years ago. To her, this home is about ocean, beach and eternal sunshine.
Another artwork painted en plein air is “Lightship Overfalls,” a watercolor by Lesley McCaskill. McCaskill often paints in Lewes and said this spot is filled with history and the feeling of the sea. In this locale, McCaskill says, the unique ship has a stately presence along with the background of the canal, the docks, old buildings and the colorful, flapping flags.
“Summer at the Addy Sea” is Laura Hickman’s piece for this show. Growing up locally, Hickman has firsthand experience of the history of this B&B. She says the Addy Sea was one of the first cottages built on the beachfront in Bethany Beach in the early 1900s. In later years, it was converted into a hotel where she actually washed dishes during the summer months. Now it is a B&B and a stunning example of Victorian architecture preserved for all to experience.
For Dianne Shearon, “Gordons Pond” is a serene setting she painted in acrylic. The viewer is treated to a ribbon of cumulus clouds, tall pines on the horizon, and a narrow strip of water bordered by irregular sea grasses.
The public is cordially invited to visit Gallery One to view this show and see the other art works by the 15 gallery artists and browse the exceptional fine craft room devoted to fine art jewelry, pottery, textiles, wood, and glass.
Gallery One, 32 Atlantic Ave. in Ocean View, is always staffed by one of the artists and is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information on Gallery One artists and classes, visit www.galleryonede.com or call 302-537-5055.