The crisp air, falling leaves and the scent of pumpkin spice in the air are reminding us all that fall has arrived. This is the time of year for giving thanks, and gathering with family and friends. With the holidays around the corner, it’s time to think about those perfect gifts, holiday table decorations, and those special one-of-a-kind pieces for the wall or window. The Candleberry Gallery, located at 210 South Talbot Street in St. Michaels, features the works of 35 local artists. Find jewelry, pottery, pens, ornaments and glass works, as well as beautiful oil, watercolor, pastel and mixed medium wall art.
Some of the featured artists include:
Through color and light and a love of light and form, Donna Finley has become a renowned artist. Her works concentrate on still life and landscape paintings with a focus on scenes throughout the Eastern Shore of Maryland. In 2014, her painting, “Lazy Afternoon on San Domingo Creek,” won the Samuel Sands Award.
Heidi Wetzel is an award-winning local fiber artist and basket weaver. A native of Germany, she now lives and weaves in Easton. Heidi enjoys mixing textures and patterns using natural materials like bark, sisal, and grasses to create one-of-a-kind beauties.
Mary Veiga is best known for her richly textured landscape paintings. In her distinctive style, she uses bold impressionistic brush strokes, enhanced colors, and mood to tap into all of the senses allowing the viewer to be drawn into her vistas of fields, farmland and farm houses. Mary teaches fine art and painting at The Mitchell School of Fine Art in Baltimore and paints in her studio on Tilghman Island.
Steve Bleinberger grew up on the waterfront at Thomas Point, just south of Annapolis, which kindled a deep affinity for the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay and its unique workboats. He discovered early on that water media is well suited to the fluid and ever-changing sea and sky conditions of the Chesapeake Bay.
Karen Casey Sutton is a lover of gemstones, both precious and semi precious, and began casting necklaces, earrings and rings in the 1970s. Her designs change with the times and often include beading and wire work. She creates mostly one-of-a-kind pieces sure to satisfy the fashion forward people in your life.
Diane Mullaly is a contemporary Impressionist oil painter who shares the joy of everyday life in her landscapes of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, its estuaries and marshes. Diane’s works share what inspires her in everyday life with energy and quiet poet’s passage.
Katherine Carney is a painter who loves coastal life. Living the quiet town of Oxford, where her father, a marine biologist, provided her the perfect foundation for both her interest in marine life and her passion for art. Katherine’s subjects are varied and include sailing, landscapes, shells, boats and animals.
Dave Murphy developed a love of watercolors in his retirement. His subject matter is exclusively images of the Chesapeake, with most of his works including beautiful boats. His paintings capture memories and peaceful moods of the Bay area with a signature style of strong color and impressionism.
Wende Woodham designs one-of-a-kind ribbon art and original ink painting. Wende’s unique woven pictures are constructed from a repertoire of trimmings collected from throughout the U.S., Europe and the Orient. Her unusual use of color combination, texture and weaving techniques offers her the versatility to create both classic and contemporary styles.
Lynne Jacobs has been working in stained glass for over 25 years. Living on the Chesapeake Bay has influenced her work that includes iris, herons and marsh scenes. Her love of vintage glass can be seen in her floral works using glass plates.
Candleberry Gallery is located at 210 Talbot Street in St. Michaels. For more information about Candleberry Gallery, call 410-745-2420.