Those long, lazy days of summer come alive in the artistic and functional art on display in the Little Gallery at Inland Bays Garden Center. Visitors can find something made by the center’s four artists working in clay, wood, resin, and oils to enhance their beach house or decorate a table for summer family gatherings.
Sungmin Bobyak graduated from Dickinson College with a double major in sociology and fine arts. Art has always been a happy place for her to escape from reality into a world filled with joy. She works exclusively with oil paints and uses vibrant colors to create paintings that are hopeful and elicit a smile. As an animal lover, her favorite subjects are adorable critters, and she especially loves painting commissioned pup portraits.
Artist Meghan McCalley creates handmade items inspired by the ocean. Her creations emerge from new or repurposed wood in her Milton workshop, where they are cut out with a scroll saw, painted in ocean colors and sanded to a distressed finish. Popular shapes include sand dollars, starfish and her favorite, whales! Pieces from her collection are great for decorating any home or giving as gifts.
Susan H. Gladstone’s happy place is having her hands in clay, which she has done for over 50 years. Over the years, she has taken workshops and classes from others who have inspired her to experiment with new techniques and glazes. She believes one is never too old to learn new ideas. She is the past president of the Baltimore Potters Guild, a member of the Baltimore Clay Works Board and a Rehoboth Art League member.
George Todd is a professional artist from Selbyville whose love of art began at a very young age. As his talent grew, what was once a hobby began to take over his life and regular job. In 2002, he made a life-changing decision to leave his job and become a full-time artist. Living near the beach has influenced his most recent works, “resin waves,” which he combines with wood and transforms into charcuterie boards, cutting boards, frames, vases and jewelry.
Inland Bays Garden Center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday. For more information, contact Sandy Daniels at 302-539-1839, email email@example.com, or go to inlandbaysgardencenter.com.