Gallery One in Ocean View recently announced their new art show, “Return of Spring,” which was scheduled to go on display March 26 and run through April 29. The 15 gallery artists will each present one work that depicts their interpretation of that theme.
Three artists responded similarly to the theme by painting daffodils and saying they thought of that flower as the first sign that winter was over. In “Field of Daffodils,” an oil by Jeanne Mueller, she shows a mass of daffodils fronting an old gray barn. Lesley McCaskill’s work, an acrylic called “Spring Bulbs,” shows a clump of the bulbs in various stages of bloom, drenched in sunlight. And Peggy Warfield created “April Showers Bring May Flowers,” a mixed-media piece that show a bouquet of daffodils in a glass vase.
For Dale Sheldon, a scene she experience outside Amsterdam in the Keukenhof Gardens was the inspiration for the oil “Blue River at Keukenhof.” In the piece, Sheldon celebrated the Dutch garden designers who created an illusion of a flowing river by planting masses of grape hyacinths in a path lined irregularly with yellow tulips, among tall trees that let only dappled light simmer among the flowers.
“Spring in Ocean View,” a pastel by Laura Hickman, will also be shown. In the piece, Hickman aims to lead the viewer’s eye across one of the last agricultural fields in the town, toward an old home surrounded with forsythia bushes.
Dianne Shearon offers a delicately painted watercolor, “My Spring Pansy.” The work shows white vases that reflect the cool blues and rich lavenders of an overflowing arrangement of pansies and greenery.
The public is being invited to visit Gallery One seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through March, with expanded hours starting April 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They can also visit the Artisan Room, featuring photographs, textiles, hand-blown glass, pottery, glass jewelry and wood pieces by local artists.
The gallery’s Web site, at www.galleryonde.com, lists art classes and more information about the gallery. Gallery One is located at 32 Atlantic Avenue in Ocean View. It ban be reached by calling (302) 537-5055.