"The Plentiful Palette" - an artist feast for the eyes
"For the past year the creative process has taken me on a journey of change and artistic growth. As an artist I feel the challenge to explore the possibilities of new art forms. While staying true to aqua media, I have added the elements of collage and acrylic to my work as well as watercolor."
"The pieces created for this show represent my new love of collage, intense colors and values and abstracting the obvious."
Leslie Martel, "Just Peachy" Watercolor & Collage, 7.5" x 5.5"
" I have been painting since I was a young girl. I wanted to be an artist then as I want to be an artist now. When I was young I painted what I saw. Today I am painting what I feel, thick paint, course brush strokes, bold colors, intuitive and painterly having a spiritual element."
"Kumbaya" is a group of thirty three oil paintings inspired by the simple lives of the 'Sisters of Saint Joseph' and their summer lives at Saint Mary's Retreat House in Cape May Point, NJ. Their lives seen through the eyes of a painter in mission."
Carol King Hood, "Creamsicle Lunch" Oil on Canvas, 18" x 24"
SOMA Gallery is now open for the 2013 season.
Thursday - Monday: 10AM to 6PM
To view pictures opening night receptions and events from 2012:
SOMA NewArt Gallery is dedicated to promoting and showcasing exciting regional talent as well as emerging and mid-career artists from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. There are three exhibition galleries and the range of work includes paintings, photography, video installations and sculpture.
SOMA NewArt Gallery Carpenters Square Mall, 31 Perry Street, Cape May, NJ 08204 609.898.7488