Island artist Barbara Adams will continue the “Expose Yourself to Art” openings in Down Creek Gallery from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday with new paintings portraying Ocracoke, the natural elements of the Outer Banks and surrounding areas.
“I try to paint weekly,” Adams says about her work in oils, watercolors, and resin. “There is a beauty in this little village that has always inspired my painting. The people are real, friendly, and capturing small-town life with a brush and paint can be a challenge.”
She sometimes adds elements such as raised surfaces and images on wooden boards and canvas, which she then coats in resin to complete the piece. She has built her own frames out of seashells and found objects to complete painted works on canvas.
“I enjoy capturing light and shadows which sometimes leads me to new challenges and techniques,” she adds. “With a combination or mixture of impressionism in the background, I attempt to bring out a realist image.”
All openings include refreshments and are open to the public.
Musical guest will be Desirée Christa Ricker.
Here is one of Desirée’s songs, entitled Song for Eliza