Gallery One in Ocean View announced its next show, Water, Water, Everywhere, will be open to the public Wednesday, Sept. 1, through Wednesday, Sept 29.
Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge famously wrote, “Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink,” a line from his poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.” This month, the artists of Gallery One use Coleridge’s verse to invite viewers to drink in the beauty of the local area’s water-filled landscapes. Freshwater ponds, the marshes of the Delaware Bay watershed, and the Atlantic Ocean all provide income and pleasure for local residents and visitors.
The beach and the ocean are a source of wonder any time of year, and any time of day. In Lesley McCaskill’s painting, “Low Tide,” the artist delights in the variety of textures and patterns created by the ebb and flow of the waves and the light dancing on the surface of the water.
In Michelle Marshall’s acrylic painting, “Ocean After the Storm,” one sees that magical atmospheric moment when the clouds part and that first ray of sun breaks through, illuminating the water and creating a path of light.
“Frosty Sunrise at the Beach,” an acrylic painting by artist Jeanne Mueller, depicts the unusual, but serene occurrence of a beach “snowscape,” proving that there is no season when the beach does not delight.
A variety of boats that traverse area waterways for work and pleasure also appear this month.
“Smith Island Work Boat” artist Marybeth Paterson said, “Smith Island is a fragile treasure in the Chesapeake Bay. The work boats there have their own unique stories – hard times, good ones, and bumps and bruises along the way.”
Laura Hickman’s pastel painting takes similar inspiration from Tangier Island in “Canal Beside Factory Road, Tangier Island.” Hickman said, “Tangier Island sits in the middle of the vast Chesapeake, and is riddled with canals and wetlands. It is the perfect example of ‘water, water, everywhere.’”
“Rounding the Cape,” an oil painting by artist W. Scott Broadfoot, depicts a classic sailboat rounding the Delaware Breakwater East End Lighthouse. Based on the weather and the wind, a sailboat can almost always be seen any time of year in the Delaware Bay.
In artist Dale Sheldon’s atmospheric painting, “Marina Fog,” boats are waiting for the day to begin as the sun barely shines through the fog and reflects on the water.
Joyce Condry’s “At Sea” depicts a peaceful reverie of sea, sky and sails.
“The Lily Pond,” an oil by Ray Ewing, and Cheryl Wisbrock’s watercolor painting, “Climbing the Falls,” both done in vibrant golds, rich viridian greens and subtle blues, immerse the viewer in water teeming with life. Ewing’s lily pads offer a calming, peaceful presence, while Wisbrock’s water is charged with the electricity of strong current and adventure.
Always staffed by an artist, Gallery One is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day at 32 Atlantic Ave., Route 26, in Ocean View.