On First Friday, December 6, The Artists’ Gallery will feature a beautiful collection of work entitled “Color Notes,” by Mary Ellen Mabe. In this series of oil paintings, Mary Ellen says, “Color is an integral part of my work. I strive to give viewers a feeling of appreciation for color in both linear and atmospheric perspectives. Laying down compatible colors next to each other in warm and cool tones wakes up a painting and helps the viewer define a pleasing harmony and a picture that speaks to them.”
Mary Ellen’s paintings may be seen in various venues on the Eastern Shore. She has juried into the Local Color Show for six years, receiving a Judges Award of Excellence in 2015 and 2018. This art show is an annual summer event sponsored by The Working Artists Forum and held at The Tidewater Inn during the Easton Plein Air Art Competition and Art Festival in Easton. In addition, Mary Ellen has juried into the Oxford Fine Arts Show for three years from 2016 to 2018 and participated in the Easton Banner Program for four years. Mary Ellen is a partner with The Artists’ Gallery, and holds memberships in the St. Michaels Art League, the Working Artists Forum and the Academy Art Museum in Easton.
The public is invited to visit The Artists’ Gallery on First Friday, December 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. for light refreshments and to meet the artist. Work by Mary Ellen will be featured throughout the month of December. 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 Sunday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.theartistsgalleryctown.com or call the gallery at 410-778-2425.