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New exhibit to open at Urbanna Harbor Gallery

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Nancy West stands next to her oil painting, “Caribbean Splash,” and two of Doug Jones’ carved birds.

The Urbanna Harbor Gallery is pleased to present a fresh, new spring exhibit titled “Life at Water’s Edge” to run from March 22 through May 15. Featured are two fine artists—one a painter, and the other a carver.

Nancy Richards West is a professional artist who lives in Chincoteague where she owns her own gallery, “Island Arts.” She is a recent finalist in Artist Magazine’s 28th annual Art Competition. Her paintings include several genres and media, from tranquil beach and landscapes with resident wildlife, to beautifully rendered figure drawings. Showing both studio and plein air paintings, she also has a number of Sumi-e ink wash paintings, which utilize Asian style minimalist brush strokes.

Douglas E. Jones has received multiple first place and best in show awards for his decoys and detailed carvings of other waterfowl. One must sometimes touch the carvings to make sure they are indeed wood. Although the Gallery has carried his work for several months, he has created several new pieces for this exhibit, including a Red Shouldered Hawk and a Great Horned Owl.

Urbanna Harbor Gallery is at 202 Virginia Street in Urbanna and is open every day except Mondays. The art gallery and custom framery share the front room, adjoining a moderately large antique mall in the back.

posted 03.20.2013

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