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Christine Graefe Drewyer, “Summer Shimmer,” oil on Belgian linen, 24 x 30 in.“The day was hot and humid, and my goal was to capture that shimmering sultry light which Maryland is so famous for in this view of the Anacostia River. The water was reflecting like an opal with all its iridescence and it was like trying to paint a mirage.”

Berkley Gallery in historic Warrenton, Virginia, will feature the works of three Maryland artists in its upcoming spring show, June 1–29. Gallery owner Tom Sentz explains: “Their distinct styles complement each other as they transform color and form into the natural world, reminding the viewer that beauty is found in the expected and the unexpected.”

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The exhibit, “Seasons in Time,” will showcase traditional landscapes in oil that depict interpretations of each of the seasons in all their glorious splendor at various times of the day, from the hushed quiet of twilight on a winter’s eve to the hazy magic on a humid summer day.

A sampling of the artists’ work includes:

Christine Graefe Drewyer:

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Christine Graefe Drewyer, “Around the Bend,” oil on Belgian linen, 16 x 20 in.“If I were to try to paint an idyllic moment of the perfect summer day, this would be close to that reality for me. I want the viewer to feel as though they could meander down that path or float around the bend of this river without a care in the world. Hopefully it harks back to the halcyon days of our youth.”

Barbara Nuss:

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Barbara Nuss, “Sheep May Safely Graze,” oil on linen, 24 x 24 in.“This painting was the result of a plein air demonstration during a workshop I conducted near Middleburg, Virginia. I took a lot of artistic license with it, adding the warm, vibrant fall colors and a small herd of sheep in the cool shadows.”
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Barbara Nuss, “Village Charm,” oil on linen, 18 x 24 in.“This is an historic back street in Ebingen, Germany, where I did a plein air sketch in watercolor a few years ago. From it and numerous reference photos, I composed this sunny scene, reminiscent of tranquil mornings from another era.”

Nancy Peach:

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Nancy Peach, “Moonlit,” oil, 18 x 27 in.“Having grown up in an old stone house, I find painting the farms brings back memories of a magical time of love, warmth, and peace when all was right within my world.”
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Nancy Peach, “Homestead,” oil, 18 x 41 in.“I gravitate toward winter landscapes during the ‘blue hour.’ Homestead was an inspiration to paint with the tranquil effect that indirect sunlight has on snow.”

Show dates: June 1–29
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 1, 4–7 p.m.
Location: Berkley Gallery | 40 Main Street, Warrenton, VA 20186
Contact: 540-341-7367 | [email protected]

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