Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Beach House

"Beach House" by Meg Walsh, oil, 8 x 10 inches (approx.), $750.

Meg Nottingham Walsh is the featured artist at Bishop's Stock in May, so you have one more week to check out her work. Meg is an Easton, Maryland, artist who was recently profiled in The American Scholar (here's a link to that article). She paints with delicate, subtle color, ...except when she's completely intrepid, as in the painting above. Meg's paintings are realistic, but her abstract shapes are so strong and alluring.

Pictured is my absolute favorite painting from the current show. Meg wrote, "I am a sucker for a turquoise house. I printed it on the beach at a plein air event in Norfolk a while back. It got an honorable mention." No wonder! I was initially attracted to shadows cast by the overhang and the mailbox.But after a good long look, I noticed the echo of the mailbox in the window shade and the lovely odd shape of the door frame. Deceptively simple.

More images of Meg's work are up on the Bishop's Stock FaceBook page (HERE). Seeing them in person is always better, though. And, in case you forgot, one of my plein air paintings from Paint Snow Hill is in the group show (and is available) in the back half of the gallery.

Also, if you stop by the gallery this week, it's Wine Down Saturday, which means a 20% discount on mixed cases now through Saturday. Time to stock up for summer!

Plein Air Paintings by Meg Walsh
Showing now through May 31st at Bishop's Stock Gallery
202 West Green Street, Snow Hill, Maryland

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