The Old Brick Inn, 401 S. Talbot, St. Michaels, presents an exhibit of 40 paintings by eleven award-winning artists of the Eastern Shore. The paintings represent a multitude of subjects, many reflecting shore life, and are rendered in oils, pastels, watercolors, sumi and mixed media. The Old Brick Inn, a charming-historic venue, provides a wonderful backdrop for the artwork. This new exhibit will be in place on November 5th. The public is invited daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., phone 410-745-3323, www.oldbrickinn.com.
Artists included are:
Pat Alberico pursues her special interests in drawing, watercolor painting and printmaking. The works she has felt the need to make, give insight to where she has been and how fulfilling the process of making art can be.
Carole Cascio translates meaningful moments in time through color, form and texture. She works with clay and on paper; each medium brings new possibilities for expression into her awareness. Share her process by visiting LifeSong Studio on Kent Island by appointment.
Patsy Dautle originally from New Jersey, enjoys the allure, beauty, peace and charm of Chesapeake Bay and the surrounding countryside. She is inspired to capture the color, emotions and passions of life on canvas, using watercolor and pastels.
Pat Hanlon lives on beautiful Harris Creek and loves to paint flowers from her garden and landscapes depicting the Eastern Shore. She believes strongly that a successful painting expresses an emotional connection with the subject and invites the viewer to share the experience.
Joan Hart continues to experiment with using color to create emotion in her landscapes and still life paintings. What she loves most about painting is that it is always a journey, never a destination.
Barbara Jablin, who has instructed many of these other exhibiting artists in her St. Michaels Chestnut Street Studio, is a graduate of the Maryland Institute, and a member of the famed Traveling Brushes. Her palette of brilliant transparent colors and her sensitive choice of subjects make her one of the most outstanding painters on the shore.
Jan Perdue paints the uniqueness of and beauty of the Eastern Shore. Classes in Sumi, pastels, and drawing have all influenced her watercolor technique, allowing her to paint in a free, loose, painterly style. She believes that painting is a personal expression that frees the soul and enriches the spirit.
Virginia Perram interprets her shore surroundings. Her Cedar Cottage Studio, (open by appointment) has a broad view of the Choptank River, so river scenes, as well as the bounty from the bay are reflected in her paintings.
Janet Prieger is a native of Maryland, but started her oil painting on a horse farm in upstate New York. As a result of her life with horses and a myriad of animals, her passion lies therein, but the beauty of life on the Chesapeake is her inspiration.
Valerie Sunderland’s works in transparent watercolor reflect her admiration of the picturesque and unique subjects found along the Chesapeake Bay. However, you will also see painting memories from her travels all over the world and of course from her native Baltimore City.
Georgette Toews enjoys interpreting the natural environment of the Eastern Shore with its ever-changing skies. She works on location and in her studio in Grasonville in various media including watercolor, oil, pastel and acrylic and favors painting in “plein air.”