Sea & Sky | A collection of works by Joan Vienot. Visit the virtual gallery ยป

NOTE: This exhibit was interrupted by precautions against initial rapid spread of the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 on March 16, 2020. You can visit the virtual gallery here.

Sea & Sky, March 1 – April 30, 2020

Anne Hunter Galleries, 25 Central Square, Seaside, Florida 32459

“Sea and Sky” is a collection of 20 paintings which will be exhibited this spring at Anne Hunter Galleries in Seaside, Florida. It is a series painted over the course of the year 2019, inspired by the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding estuaries near my home in Northwest Florida, capturing what I think are universal qualities of the sea and the sky. When I begin a series, I never know where it will take me. What starts out as pictorial realism may grow into non-representational abstraction — what will seem to me to be a logical progression will most certainly represent a leap in creativity when I look back on the year. I focused on the similarity of shapes between clouds and sea spray, so similar they sometimes are interchangeable. A few of the paintings evolved into commonly recognized iconic imagery, and others explored abstract spatial relationships in the process of creating highly representational works.

Below are the paintings I completed at the beginning of the series. Come to the exhibit to see the rest! A schedule of my activities is listed below. To avoid the crowd at the opening reception, stop by and have some lemonade and cookies with me at one of my Meet-the-Artist mini-receptions on most Thursdays.

Rolling Emerald Surf, 30 x 48 oils on 1.5 gallery-wrapped canvas
Salinas Sunset, 30×40 oils on 1.5 gallery-wrapped canvas
Storm tide, 36×24 oils on 1.5 gallery-wrapped canvas
Oil painting of the subtle colors of the sunrise against a gray cloud and aqua waters of Cape San Blas
Sunrise on the Cape, 30×40 oils on 1.5 gallery-wrapped canvas
Healing the Breach, 30×48 oils on 1.5 gallery-wrapped canvas

The schedule below was interrupted by precautions against rapid spread of COVID-19. Click here to visit the virtual gallery.

Anne Hunter Galleries is located at 25 Central Square, adjoining Amavida Coffee, in Seaside, Florida. Parking is available in Seaside as spaces come available. Valet parking in Seaside is on Quincy Circle, behind the gallery. Beginning in March, to coincide with spring break schedules, the free Seaside Shuttle runs from the public parking lot in Grayton Beach on County Road 283 to Seaside Square. For more information, go to www.annehuntergalleries.com.