Gallery One exhibit offers ‘Great Escapes’


Gallery One in Ocean View recently announced the theme of its March show, “Great Escapes,” open to the public March 2-29.

Coastal Point • Submitted: ‘Solitude,’ an oil by Joyce Condry, is just one of the works featured in Gallery One’s March show, ‘Great Escapes.’ The show runs from March 2-29 at the gallery in Ocean View.Coastal Point • Submitted: ‘Solitude,’ an oil by Joyce Condry, is just one of the works featured in Gallery One’s March show, ‘Great Escapes.’ The show runs from March 2-29 at the gallery in Ocean View.
“‘Great Escapes’ conjures images of getting away whether from ordinary doldrums or relief from a stressful job or life situation. It may be a journey or just a moment of quiet. Artists practice great escapes regularly when they enter their studios to create. The outside world fades away. The artists at Gallery One invite you to view their great escapes.”

Joyce Condry’s oil painting “Solitude” depicts such a time. “Sometimes, in the hectic world we live in, it is just good to get away from it all,” said Condry.

Dianne Shearon’s acrylic painting “Waiting and Watching” is an invitation to watch the beach birds. “A lone beach bird may be the smart one or maybe just escaping from the group, waiting and watching for his dinner. “

Dale Sheldon’s acrylic “Before the Storm” is an escape from the chaotic world through the peace, beauty and repetition of nature. Lesley McCaskill’s watercolor “Out for a Catch” captures an early morning sunrise and a couple heading out of the harbor.

“The air is so clear, the sea so blue, and the buildings so clean and white” said Sonia Hunt, which is evidenced in her watercolor “Santorini.” Laura Hickman also travelled afar in the pastel “Harbor in St. Ives.” “I made a great escape to Cornwall, England, last fall, where I stayed in a 14th century fisherman’s cottage on the harbor of this beautiful port of St. Ives. St. Ives is a thriving artist’s colony, so well worth the visit.”

A great escape can be a rescue. Eileen Olson’s watermedia work “The Visitor” is inspired by a red-tailed hawk that flew through the porch screen and escaped with the aid of Tri State Bird Rescue.

Gallery One is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is always staffed by one of the artists. For more information, visit Gallery One’s website at www.GalleryOneDe.com or call (302) 537-5055. The gallery is located at 32 Atlantic Avenue (Route 26) in Ocean View.