New show ‘Stillness’ to open at Gallery One on Jan. 6

Gallery One in Ocean View announced this week that its new show with the winter theme “Stillness” will be open to the public Jan. 6 through March 2. Gallery One artists will offer viewers a respite, a place or feeling of quiet in the new exhibition.

“When I think of a quiet serene place, I think of the wetlands that surround us. The silence is only broken by an occasional egret splashing down or the cry of an osprey feeding its young,” said Joyce Condry about her oil “Reflections.”

Cheryl Wisbrock described her acrylic “Bay Reflections” as “one of those glorious windless days when the bay is flat and smooth. The still water along the shore provides a perfect opportunity to capture reflections of the sky and foliage even the birds and wildlife are respectful of this meditative mood.”

A clear day with no breeze allowed the sky to reflect on the surface of a pond, creating the illusion of ducks swimming in the clouds, which is captured by Lesley McCaskill in her watercolor “Clouds on the Water.”

Dale Sheldon also looked to the sky in her acrylic “Early Evening.” The setting sun gently lights up the sky, reflecting color on the soft clouds over the ocean. There is a feeling of solitude and quiet beauty as the day draws to an end. Looking to the east, the colors are splashed throughout the sky, an engaging show of color and light.

“I love winter light, especially in the stillness of early morning. It is so clear and bright and makes up for the young darkness,” described Laura Hickman of her pastel “Early Morning Light.”

Sonia Hunt has captured the quiet moment of a crabber searching for a catch in her watercolor “Crabbing.”

Pat Riordan looks to England in her painting “View of Port Isaac Cornwall,” which shows an early morning view of Port Isaac, also known as Port Wenn in the Doc Martin series. All is still with the exception of a few early-risers.

Additionally, the Artisan Room features textiles, hand-blown glass, pottery, glass jewelry and wood pieces by local artists. 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 finroatmion, visit Gallery One’s website at or call (302) 537-5055. The gallery is located at 32 Atlantic Avenue (Route 26) Ocean View.