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Winter Quiet
January 7, 2021 - March 3, 2021

Gallery One
32 Atlantic Avenue
Ocean View, Delaware 19970


Gallery One is pleased to announce the January/February show, “Winter Quiet,” open to the public Jan.7 - March 3.

Winter’s silence brings us to the inner quiet that speaks beyond words. A picture is worth a thousand quiet words, and this month’s theme at Gallery One transports us to that place of introspection and peacefulness. Our artists were inspired this month primarily by the local landscape enveloped in winter’s touch, but also by those activities that winter brings only this time of year.

W. Scott Broadfoot’s oil painting, “Ice Skaters,” illustrates this perfectly. “In winter skaters can be found on virtually any frozen body of water. We have small ponds, lakes, back bays, all of which attract anyone with a pair of skates. If you live near one, on a quiet evening you may hear the sound of steel blades cutting the ice as a figure eight is attempted.” In Lesley McCaskill’s painting, “Inlet Fishing,” we see the lone winter fisherman on the rocky jetty, seemingly oblivious to the elements.

Mostly, our artists were struck by the beauty and quiet of nature itself. A walk on the beach in winter is a much different experience than a walk taken in the summer months. In Michelle Marshall’s painting, “Winter Sea,” you can feel the crisp stillness of the cold air hanging above the dark, almost angry sea, reaching toward you as you walk by, its wet winter reflections all cool blues and icy whites. Artists Dale Sheldon and Cheryl Wisbrock also took a walk on the beach in winter in their paintings: “Winter Dunes,” and “Snowing Morning” respectively. Cheryl’s watercolor painting was inspired by those beautiful dayswhen you experience the morning after a snowfall and realize the world has been “hushed.” Dale’s painting is a beautiful color study of the deep winter blues of the sea and sky, and the changes wrought by winter on the green summer grasses transforming them into gold.

Artist Joyce Condry takes us on winter drive to a spot between Dewey Beach and Bethany Beach, near the ocean and the bay, in her painting, “Winter Beach Flora.” The greens mixing with the golds, highlighted by a backdrop of fading beach flowers in silvery gray-greens, is a winter treat. In “Snowy Blue Forest,” Marybeth Paterson’s oil painting of a nostalgic winter spot that offers striking views, especially after a snowfall, we feel that special moment.

In Laura Hickman’s pastel painting, “Winter Light,” she paints a winter portrait of one of her favorite (and classically Bethany) subjects, a Bethany beach cottage bathed in winter light. The light in winter is different, thinner, and more pastel yellow. It offers an almost gentler illumination, as if from an inner source, much like our theme and our thoughts this month.

We hope you’ll have a winter walk through our gallery, and let our light-filled art brighten your winter day.


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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