The Candleberry Gallery has a fresh new look this summer under the management of Judi Miller’s artistic eye and with the addition of RNC Collectibles. Judi has welcomed a variety of new, local and talented artists to join with the already eclectic group of painters, photographers, mixed-media, woodworkers, potters, and jewelers. These talented artists truly make Candleberry Gallery a St. Michaels Community Art Gallery.
This month’s spotlight is on a gifted artist that has been part of the Candleberry Gallery since inception. Katherine Carney is a life-long resident of Maryland, growing up in Oxford and Easton and residing in the Annapolis area for over 35 years. Now settled on the Wye River in Queenstown, Katherine is a person who truly lives and loves coastal life. This provides the perfect foundation for her interest in all things coastal, including marine life and fauna and her passion for art to thrive.
Influenced by the scenes around her, Katherine’s subjects are varied, although she is best known for her coastal paintings. The winner of 2016 Hospice Cup Poster Competition and the commissioned artist for the 2017 Eastport Yacht Club Parade of Lights has brought her movement-based sailing scenes much recognition. Katherine is a realist with an impressionistic view. She feels that more suggestion and less detail works best for her while also providing her viewer a fresh perspective.
Other than painting, her hobbies include active sports, such as running, cycling, kayaking, and, of course, beaching. You can also find Katherine’s husband and Lab Sophie walking, exploring and enjoying the many Maryland and Delaware seashore parks with her.
The Candleberry Gallery is always looking for new local talent to showcase their work. Contact Judi at 410-745-2420 for more information. Located next door to the gallery, the Candleberry Shoppe is a great place to find gifts for holidays, birthdays and everything in between. The Shoppe and Gallery are open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is free parking behind the building at 210 South Talbot Street in St. Michaels.