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Artist reception for Doug Hoover tomorrow in Down Creek Gallery

'A perfect morning,' oil painting by Douglas Hoover, on view in Down Creek Gallery.

‘A perfect morning,’ oil painting by Douglas Hoover, on view in Down Creek Gallery.

Down Creek Gallery begins its eleventh year of the “Expose Yourself to Art” series of artists’ receptions with new works by North Carolina painter Douglas Hoover tomorrow night (Wednesday) from 5 to 8.

Hoover describes his new body of paintings as a continuation of what he loves to do, which is telling the story of “momentary impressions of the scenes around me that seem interesting–people I meet or see, skylines, shorelines, or whatever it is I’m experiencing at the moment.”

Hoover’s art can be described as representational with a slight impressionistic quality. Using oil paint, he creates images of urban cityscapes and coastal lifestyles. Having shown artistic talent at an early age, Hoover has received several awards for his work.

He is a full-time fine artist and will have a booth at the Ocrafolk Festival on Saturday (June 4) along School Road and Howard Street.