Ellen Metzger O’Shea Paintings on View at RiverWinds

Artist reception scheduled for Sept. 13

Going Home Series by Ellen Metzger O’Shea

Going Home Series by Ellen Metzger O’Shea

RiverWinds Gallery announces its September featured artist — Ellen Metzger O’Shea. Her paintings of the Finger Lakes and beyond are inspiring as her horizons are always evolving. The show opens on Beacon Second Saturday, Sept. 13, and runs through Oct. 5, 2014. An artist reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 13.

“The horizon always appears in my work even as I move more into abstraction,” says Metzger O’Shea. In the past few years she has been working with printed images in the landscape. She works daily in the light of her attic studio in Poughkeepsie where she sees only the treetops and the sky.

The Going Home series is inspired by travels through the hills and valleys as she goes home to her family’s heritage in the Finger Lakes. She spent her summers at the lake house that her father built. He and his brothers each built houses there, where the family still lives.

These paintings may remind others of their journeys home.

Metzger O’Shea is also the President of the Board of Directors of the Barrett Art Center. For more information about the Barrett Art Center visit barrettartcenter.org.

RiverWinds Gallery is located at 172 Main St., Beacon. Call 845-838-2880 or visit riverwindsgallery.com. Hours:  Wednesday through Monday noon to 6 p.m., Beacon Second Saturday noon to 9 p.m.

Image courtesy of RiverWinds Gallery

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