Work by Caroline Huff and Sharon Strine
May 10, 2019 - June 9, 2019
Opening Reception, Friday, May 10, 5-7pm
Traveling provides a precious opportunity to observe and listen to other people, and to celebrate cultures, diversity and humanity. When we travel, the new sights and experiences we seek can excite us. What we also find is that we have more in common than we would believe. These commonalities can give us hope for a brighter future of respect and acceptance of one another. The Voyages exhibition of large-scale works from Caroline Huff and Sharon Strine focus on these new paths and commonalities. Ms. Huff works in the tradition of American Realism, working to ensure that the viewer simultaneously enjoys the composition of the painting, the relationships and tensions between the light, the colors, and the shapes. Ms. Strine creates figurative paintings that are meant to reach people in personal and meaningful ways as they connect with their own experiences and imaginations, and are touched with a meaningful or joyful sense of the moment. Together, their work conveys a sense of optimism and humanity.
About the Artists
Caroline Huff has been a resident of Rehoboth Beach for four years. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and holds a master of arts degree from American University. She was a recipient of the Virginia Museum Fellowship. With more than forty solo shows to her credit, her work has been represented by galleries in New York City, Beverly Hills, Palm Beach, Scottsdale, Santa Fe, Houston and the D.C./Baltimore area as well as Rehoboth Beach. Her most recent solo show was at Gallery 50 in Rehoboth Beach in the summer of 2018. She is a member of the Artists Exchange of Delaware and has had work in juried and group shows at the Rehoboth Art League.
Sharon Strine received her BFA in Fine Arts and Education from the University of South Florida, and has also studied at the New York Academy of Art, the Art Students League of New York, the Delaware Art Museum and the Delaware College of Art and Design. Her work has appeared in juried group shows in places such as New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Westport, CT; Lewes, DE; and, among other places, Rehoboth Beach, DE. Her artwork appears in private collections in NY, PA, DE, MD, FL, and VA, as well as in the Pure Earth Collection at the Blacksmith Institute.
Image: Sharon Strine, Mama Framboise, Madrid, 2018, oil on canvas, framed, 30″ x 24″