Wish I Was There show runs through June 24 at Gallery One

"Vernazza," a pastel by Laura Hickman.
May 31, 2014

Gallery One announces its new art show, Wish I Was There, which is on display through Tuesday, June 24. Memories or envisioning a place, an event, or people they have heard of inspired the artists.

Joyce Condry painted “Dinner for Two,” a fictitious but perfect romantic spot of a table set by the ocean at twilight.

“Sunset on the Bay,” an acrylic by Pat Riordan, plays on the fleeting drama of the setting sun on the water and sky.

“Dearest Buddy,” a collage by Peggy Warrfield, uses various papers, textural marks and a copy of a family photo to create this homage to her in-laws. Warfield tells this story: “At the start of World War II, my husband’s father was called to active duty. He was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army. In 1943, he was shipped to England to train troops. For two years he and Bob’s mother wrote to each other every night via the army’s V-Mail. They began each letter Dearest Buddy and ended it with Your Buddy. The letters from him stopped on June 6, 1944 - the Invasion of Normandy. Ed Warfield was killed four days later."

A still life of various wine bottles is shown in “5 from Napa” by artist Jeanne Mueller. The painting captures the fun of touring the California wineries.

Lesley McCaskill has chosen to show “Chapel by the Sea,” which was painted on location this March in Boca Grande, Fla. Looking at the painting, the artist says she can re-experience that glorious day of warm, tropical breezes at this secluded spot on the Gulf.

“Another Path,” an acrylic by Dale Sheldon, shows the discovery of a new path and her excitement to explore it.

Special and unique Italian towns were painted by several artists. A night scene of “Vernazza” devoid of people but enlivened by street lights that create a magical quiet drama is shown by Laura Hickman. "Assisi" by Sonia Hunt shows the play of light and shadow during a sunny day in the historic town.

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 is always staffed by one of the artists and is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at 32 Atlantic Ave. (Route 26) in Ocean View. Call 302-537-5055 or go to for information on artists and classes.

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