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Garden Glories
April 2 - April 30, 2020

Gallery One
32 Atlantic Avenue
Ocean View, Delaware 19970

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302.537.5055

In this time of uncertainty, we still hope to welcome you to our gallery in person very soon. But, in the meantime, our show will be here on our site for you to enjoy. If something intrigues you please feel free to email us at art@galleryonede.com or leave a message on our phone 302 5375055.

Each year about this time, Gallery One entertains a garden theme to usher in a much-needed breath of fresh spring air. This year that preview of color and inspiration seems especially welcome – and our artists explored the theme “Garden Glories”, each in their own unique and vibrant way.

Artists Michelle Marshall, and Joyce Condry both chose to honor the tulip. Because tulips are one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring, they have come to symbolize rebirth. Joyce’s painting, “Tulips in Vase”, is graphically striking with its play of red and green complementary colors in stark contrast to the white vase filling much of the composition. Michelle’s painting, “Striving”, captures the energy of the tulips as they strain to burst from their winter’s nap, joyous to be finally free – a feeling many of us can relate to.

In Marybeth Paterson’s oil painting, “Garden Blues”, white blooms fill the canvas. In the garden, white reflects other colors, as well as visually creating a cool space during hot summer days. These blossoms in Marybeth’s painting, even coming from a limited palette, highlight the many blues as well as the warm yellow and red in her still life.

Artist Cheryl Wisbrock’s watercolor painting “Hydrangea and Daises” is rendered in a classic watercolor style. Loosely painted with transparent pigments, it exudes the freshness of spring.

In “Still Life with Gardenia,” Scott Broadfoot’s oil painting, a cornucopia of garden glories is depicted. Gardenias in Victorian times were given to others when you wanted to express your love and devotion, but did not want your identity to be revealed – a secret love or at least an untold love. But the gardenia was also meant to convey the message that “you are lovely,” and Scott’s painting is certainly lovely. Painted in a realistic and classical style, it allows one to almost be able to taste the ripe peach and smell the exquisite fragrance of that gardenia. The gardenia in this painting holds the focal point of your view for a minute and then your eyes travel through the diagonal layout of fruits, a butterfly, insects, acorns and a shell.

Three of our artists embraced the glorious image of a garden in full bloom. Laura Hickman’s pastel painting "Garden in Ravello" features a garden at the famous Villa Cimbrone in Ravello, Italy, where she was guided through the gorgeous grounds by two very sweet dogs. They must have lived there, because they made sure she saw everything, and now they are leading us through her sunshine-and-color-filled painting as well.

Lesley McCaskill’s acrylic painting “Lily Pads” brings us into a summer water garden. Lesley worked artistic magic on a summer scene from Rehoboth, suggesting an image from Monet. Lesley says that for the lush variety of forms and colors, one panel was simply not enough, thus a tryptic was used to show the expanse of the garden.

In Dale Sheldon’s garden painting, “Garden in Giverny", colors, shapes and textures abound in a celebration of the gardens of Monet in Giverny, shown in early spring. The eye wanders through the variety of colors and along the flowers and trees to Monet’s house, nestled in the background.

Eileen Olson’s acrylic abstract painting “Peppermint Lane Gardens” vibrates with color and the energy of seasonal rebirth. While Eileen was inspired by the beautifully cared-for floral gardens where she lives in Bethany Beach, her painting depicts an imaginary place filled with imaginary orange and pink flowers.

Also, Gallery One carries an outstanding selection of the best of artisan items from local artists. Our Artisan's work includes jewelry, glass, woodworking, ceramics, mosaic, fabric and more.

 

 

 

 



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Jan Moffatt Joyce Condry Michelle Marshall Mary Bode Byrd Eileen Olson Lesley McCaskill Dale Sheldon Marybeth Paterson Laura Hickman W. Scott Broadfoot Dianne Shearon