Wonder & Whimsy 7/21-8/19/23

Galleries at Lynn Arts (GALA) have invited member artists to exhibit work that fits the theme, Wonder & Whimsy: Portal to the Fey Realm. They sought artwork hat represented powerful feelings and deep yearnings, as well as subjects that are highly prized in the Fey Realm such as mushrooms, flowers, etc.

I was happy to have three paintings juried into the exhibit, all very small acrylic paintings which fit the fairy theme: Moondance, Fairy Garden, and Honeysuckles.

Moondance, acrylic, 6 x 6” This happy little painting was inspired by Van Morrison’s song of the same name. It has always been a favorite of mine; when I hear it I am transported to a dark, moonlit summer night where anything wonderful can happen, where fairies dance on trees and the summer breeze makes me want to dance too.

Fairy Garden, acrylic, 6”x 6”. My garden is one of my favorite places, and I spend many hours there planting flowers and tending to them. It seems the fairies also spend hours there because I constantly find lovely compositions of graceful ferns, mysterious mushrooms, and tiny wildflowers popping up overnight. Here is one, I was inspired to go outside and paint.

Honeysuckles, acrylic, 6” x 6”. It has been said that good fences make good neighbors. Well, I guess it is true because my good neighbor is growing the most gorgeous honeysuckle vine that drapes over her fence into my garden. This magnificent plant attracts legions of butterflies and hummingbirds giving endless pleasure to me and my grandchildren. They youngest ones believe that fairies sew dresses from the petals, and what fashion-conscious fairy wouldn’t do so? I was inspired to create this little outside in my garden one fine day.

The exhibit will run from the opening reception on Friday, July 21, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. until August 19, 2023.

The reception is open to the public, donations are requested to help support the work of GALA in the community. There will be food and music and all-round merriment! 

As a nonprofit, GALA depends on your generous support to continually produce exceptional art events that benefit artists, businesses, students, visitors, and the City of Lynn. Something amazing has been created here two years ago! $5, $10,  $15 … anything helps.

GALA’s beautiful galleries are located at 25 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA. Call us at 617-909-9211.


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