Local artist Claire Ingley will be featured in a solo photography exhibit from Monday, Sept. 8 to Saturday, Oct. 4, at The Buttery Restaurant.
Ingley lives in Lewes and is known for carrying her camera with her at all times. She is inspired by what she sees around her. She leads viewers to see things they might have missed. Her eyes see familiar scenes in unique ways, such as closeups of flowers that reveal color and detail. She captures moments in time when color and light evoke emotion, such as angry storm clouds over a watchtower, or the moonrise’s path illuminating a Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk bench. Ingley’s photographs encourage all to take a closer look at the beauty around them as they visit the beach, walk busy Lewes streets, or linger at one of the restaurants on the canal enjoying the sunset.
Ingley's images have received acclaim in local venues such as the Children’s Beach House and the Rehoboth Art League, of which she is a member. She has received a number of awards for her local photography and this year she placed first in the Lewes Public Library Photo Contest and was awarded two second places in the Lewes Tulip Festival Photo Contest.
Ingley is a member of the Coastal Camera Club and has improved her skills by participating in seminars, conferences, and classes. She is also a member of the Lewes Chamber of Commerce. She creates pins and magnets of corporate logos and name tags and has developed a new line of pins and magnets, Love Lewes, featuring photographs of local scenes. She also creates teacher pins and novel pins and earrings, exhibiting them at the Christmas shows at Rehoboth Art League and Children’s Beach House.
The Buttery will host a Meet and Greet for the artist from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 14. The public is invited. In addition to her framed photography, Ingley will have a collection of matted photographs and a selection of her new line of pendants and earrings made with epoxy featuring her photography and painting.
The Buttery is a popular downtown Lewes restaurant at 102 Second St.; phone 302-645-7755.