Reception: Friday, February 8 from 6pm to 8pm
Gallery B is pleased to present its February exhibition, Breakout Color, featuring work by five painters, Nancy Arons, Sara Becker, Jennifer Howard, Christianne King and David Terrar.
The exhibit will be on display from February 6 through March 2, 2019 at Gallery B, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E, Bethesda, MD. Gallery hours for the show will be Wednesday – Saturday, 12-6pm. A public reception will be held on Friday, February 8th from 6-8pm.
Nancy Arons discovered her passion for painting when she retired in 2006. Her newfound love for the creative process, painting en plein air and the luscious oil paints grew into a hobby in which she could express and personalize nature. Since discovering painting, Nancy has also found joy in working with various teachers to hone her craft as well as meeting fellow artists who share similar interests. She primarily studies at the Yellow Barn at Glen Echo Park with artist and teacher, Walter Bartman. She is also on the Board of the Friends of the Yellow Barn. In addition to showing her work at the Yellow Barn member show for the last four years, Nancy has also participated in other juried shows throughout the Greater Washington, DC area.
Sara Becker ventured into the world of art as a second career and continues to cultivate her creative outlet, continuing her education in drawing, design, painting and art history. Focusing primarily on using oils and acrylics, she is drawn to the vibrant colors that she can mix. She is active in the local arts community, participating in exhibitions, paint-outs and workshops. Sara earned the Specialized Art Certificate in Painting from Montgomery College and has continued her studies at the Yellow Barn with Walt Bartman and Jordan Bruns as well as at independent workshops in the U.S. and abroad with teaching artists including Terry Miura, Marc Hanson and others. Her artwork has been featured at Brookside Gardens Visitors Center Gallery in Silver Spring, MD; Hill Center Gallery in Washington, DC; The Gallery Shop in Oakland, MD and Strathmore Museum in Bethesda, MD.
Jennifer Howard, a painter and graphic designer, strives to convey a textural quality in her work. She applies the paint honestly and emotionally, creating layers of color with an emphasis on capturing light. A lover of the outdoors, Jennifer has always had a need to connect with nature and found great fulfillment in plein air painting. She relishes painting in the moment and absorbing nature in all its power. Her love of nature bloomed during her childhood in the Hudson Valley and many trips to the Adirondack Mountains of New York, but after 32 years in Washington, D.C., much of her inspiration comes from the surrounding local area. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Science in graphic design from SUNY College of Buffalo and has also studied at the University of Siena, Italy; Corcoran College of Art and Yellow Barn Studio.
Christianne King has enjoyed drawing since childhood, but didn’t start painting until 2006, while residing in London, England. Courses at the Hampstead School of Art and the Prince’s Drawing Trust at Kensington Palace gave her the opportunity to develop her interests in oil painting and portraiture, while London museums and the English countryside provided inspiration. Since returning to Bethesda in 2009, Christianne has studied at the Yellow Barn with Walter Bartman and Gavin Glakas. She has exhibited at the Yellow Barn Gallery in Glen Echo, at Glenview Mansion with the Rockville Art League, and in a solo show at the Hill Center Gallery. Her paintings and commissioned portraits are in private collections in the U.S. and abroad.
David Terrar has been painting for 50 years, working the edges between reality, memory and imagination. He sees art as a connection between creation and people and he strives to share through his work, the profound peace and beauty he feels when painting a landscape. He is often inspired by the “Golden Hour,” the mysterious color shift in the last hour of daylight. Challenged to imitate the golden glow in the landscapes, he uses metal-leaf, gold-leaf, patinas, oil and other mixed-media. He has studied several techniques over the years and is now merging techniques to create works that are neither realistic nor abstract using 23k gold-leaf.
- Wednesday – Saturday, 12-6pm
Gallery B is located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E, Bethesda, MD.