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Fantasy
March 3, 2021 - March 30, 2021

Gallery One
32 Atlantic Avenue
Ocean View, Delaware 19970

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302.537.5055

Gallery One is pleased to announce the March show, “Fantasy” open to the public March 3, 2021 through March 30, 2021.

The artists of Gallery One are fantasizing this month. Dreams, imagination, and magic are all in view with this month’s show. W. Scott Broadfoot’s oil painting, “Fantasy Still Life” illustrates this perfectly, and provides a little art history lesson as well. The word “Tromp l’oeil” is French for “deceive the eye,” and is a painting technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions. Although the term gained popularity in the early 19th century, the illusionistic technique associated with trompe l’oeil dates back to the murals of the Greek and Roman eras. Scott’s painting is composed of modern-day objects arranged in a dream scenario and is so lifelike that you can almost smell the pipe tobacco and hear the mouse twittering.

Many of our artists found themselves this month in a springlike reverie of fantasizing on canvas about nature, in its warmer more verdant version. The Gallery is alive with birds, gardens, flowers, and fish. Dale Sheldon’s acrylic painting, “Meeting Monet,” combines a wish to meet the legendary painter himself with a depiction of his lush garden in Giverny. While Cheryl Wisbrock’s watercolor painting, “Nature Preserve,” is a more local illustration of a small park reminiscent of a fairy garden in vibrant shades of green. Speaking of fairy gardens, artist, Leo Kahl finds himself wondering what happens at night in them, away from the nature lovers prying eyes in his painting, “They Only Come in the Night.” Lesley McCaskill is reliving a fantasy day with the birds in her backyard in her acrylic painting, “Reverie.” And in her oil painting, “Overture,” Eileen Olson has created a dramatic amalgamation of her bird fantasies. Her glowing red wings passionately exploding against a deep blue sky take our breath away. Marybeth Paterson’s “Roses for a Winter Day,” in oil, reminds us of all our rose petal-based fantasies, their velvety soft, delicately fragrant perfection begs us to imagine them floating around us. Joyce Condry has always dreamt of having a Koi pond in her back yard, and she shares that with us in her acrylic collage, “Koi Pond.” Her painting is a whimsical and striking composition of complementary reds and greens. Laura Hickman’s pastel painting, “Isola Tiberina,” is a portrait of a tiny, charming Italian village that calls to Laura’s heart.

Mary Bode Byrd’s mixed media acrylic, “Going to the Fair,” imagines a better summer ahead in which we gather with our friends and children and grandchildren and enjoy the simple joy of a trip to the fair, or carnival or boardwalk. Mary’s colorful abstract painting sings with the joys of summer.

 

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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