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Simple Things in Life
September 2 - 29, 2020

Gallery One
32 Atlantic Avenue
Ocean View, Delaware 19970


Gallery One is pleased to announce the September show, “Simple Things in Life,” open to the public September 2-29, 2020.

This month’s theme at Gallery One celebrates those small things in life that seem simple, and yet are more accurately described as “essential.” Those little things that we take for granted and that often go unobserved, the sort of things that artists notice and elevate, making us realize that art isn’t always “ART,” kind of like Andy Warhol did with Campbell Soup cans and Brillo pad boxes.

Artist Joyce Condry’s “Washed Ashore” in acrylic is a perfect example, just two simple shells on the beach in their natural setting conveys summer, the sea, and beachcombing memories You can almost feel the sand between your toes and smell the salt air. Simplicity in composition and image, but perfect.

Lesley McCaskill’s acrylic painting, “Swimmers,” illustrates the nurturing simplicity of the view from one’s own backyard. While on a similar note, artist Laura Hickman’s pastel painting, “Rainy Day Reading,” captures the coziness of a simple day spent reading on the couch with your best friend by your side. Done in vibrant colors with almost a graphic feel, the simplicity of the theme sparkles with the complexity of the composition.

Dale Sheldon’s acrylic painting, “Tangier Reflections,” is a peaceful ode to a vanishing locale and simpler way of life, as well as a lovely vision of reflected color and shore architecture.

Marybeth Paterson’s oil painting, “Summer Sails,” captures a scene that is always a perfect sight on a lazy day at the beach. We can get lost in the motion of the boats and the way they slide along the horizon, and the peace and simplicity of the sea - often leading us to our own quiet thoughts and observations.

In artist Mary Bode Byrd’s acrylic painting, “Umbrellas,” we are treated to a vibrant display of summertime color. One of the simple joys of a trip to the beach is that breathtaking moment when you first arrive, and survey the scene below, scanning for your spot for the day, and you are struck by the joyous cacophony of color along the seaside.

We hope that you’ll stop by Gallery One this month and enjoy the simple pleasure of a stroll through an art gallery on a summer day. We look forward to seeing you. We are open every day from 10-5pm.


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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