Artists of the Month

On First Friday, March 1, Jane Knighton and Carol Cowie will be the featured artists at The Artists’ Gallery in Chestertown. The public is invited to visit The Artists’ Gallery on First Friday, March 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. Works by Jane Knighton and Carol Cowie will be featured throughout the month of March.

Jane Knighton is a Maryland oil painter who enjoys working in the studio as well as outdoors. Jane has been an artist for most of her life as well as an art educator in Howard County Public Schools. Her paintings are personal responses to color and light and she enjoys the excitement and the adventure presented by the artistic process. Jane’s work continues to garner awards in local galleries as well as plein air events. In 2018, Jane was awarded Best in Show in an annual plein air event hosted by Chestertown RiverArts, entitled “Paint the Town.” In addition to exhibiting with The Artists’ Gallery, Jane is affiliated with the Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City Artists Gallery, RiverArts, Working Artists Forum, Maryland Federation of Arts and the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association.

“Chili Mix,” by Jane Knighton

Carol Cowie is a native of Maryland and lives in Annapolis. She ran her own graphic design business for 18 years with National Geographic as her primary client. This work gave her a solid foundation of the value of strong concepts, composition and color in her approach to painting. She enjoys painting in oil, from life or in plein air, starting with an idea that focuses on light, or a play of patterns, magnificent skies or a bold color. True to her training, she believes a good design to be the bones of a good painting. Carol enjoys plein air competitions and has participated regionally where she continues to win awards and gain recognition. In addition to The Artists’ Gallery, Carol has exhibited in galleries throughout Maryland and is a member of Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association, Maryland Federation of Art and the Working Artists Forum.

“Thinking of Spring,” by Carol Cowie

The Artists’ Gallery is located at 239 High Street in Chestertown and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.theartistsgalleryctown.com.

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