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Get inspired by great art!
Darlington hosts art exhibits by regional and local artists. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, and Saturdays, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Summer hours may vary). Free opening receptions are held each month. Meet the exhibiting artist and discuss their latest works while enjoying complimentary light refreshments with fellow art enthusiasts! Gallery pieces are generally available for purchase.
Be sure to stop by our Gallery Case to shop our rotating collection of jewelry, ceramics, and gifts.
den Channel. Her new work is deeply inspired by her passion for surfing and love of the sea. “I feel different every time I complete a work of art,” she says. “Each piece holds a different meaning, process, or look. It’s a positive, and maybe personal, feeling that comes with completing a work of art. It’s a natural instinct for me to paint, draw and design.” Learn more about the artist on her website.
Gallery Reception & Opening on Saturday, February 4 at 6:30pm
Atkinson paints on location in the landscape and all of her work is started and completed on site. Locations represented in this exhibit include the Eastern Shore of Maryland, coastal Maine, Santa FeNM, the Bahamas and Chester CountyPA.
Atkinson says “like the Impressionists and others who ventured out of the studio to paint, I am in search of the light. I strive to use color and form to create a sense of place and represent the atmospheric conditions in the moment. I have always found painting to be an intellectual challenge; a solitary pursuit in search of a self imposed (or inflicted!) goal to produce something of beauty that is worthy of the time and attention of others, and that can provoke an emotional response in the viewer.”
She started drawing instruction at the Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia at the age of five and holds a BFA in Painting from the Tyler School of Art, and an M.ED from Temple University. She is a former art teacher and corporate marketing executive in the healthcare industry.