Teri Edgeworth: Connective Elements
Connective Elements, the latest collection of beautiful beach paintings to come from local artist Teri Edgeworth will be on exhibit in the Louise Gallery of Mulberry Art Studios throughout the month of March. The public is invited to meet the artist, enjoy refreshments, and take in the art at a First Friday Opening Reception on March 6th from 5pm until 9pm. The exhibit will remain on display until the end of the month, and can be viewed during regular gallery hours (10am until 4pm) on weekdays.
Teri Edgeworth paints in acrylics on canvas, continuing the painting around the sides of the canvas. This makes the pieces ready for hanging without framing, though they can of course be framed if desired. Teri switched to acrylic paints after finding the fabulous mediums of the Liquitex line, because they behave just like oils but allow the convenience of a fast drying time.
Teri Edgeworth held a studio in Mulberry Art Studios for a while and has had several exhibits there, and at other local venues, in the past. She also shows her work in Ocean City, MD, where she recently purchased a home. Like most of us, Teri went there on vacations with her family and the biggest concern was how long the traffic had you detained in the car with bored kids, and how long it took to unpack and get on the sand. But becoming a property owner there changed her perspective a bit. After “being there to see the remnants of all the good times, I did a piece called ‘Come On In The Water is Fine’ which upon first glance everyone who sees this painting loves the richness of the blue crabs it depicts, but if you look closely you will see a six pack plastic and some cigarette butts floating around in the water with the crabs,” explains Teri.
Teri doesn't wish to hop up on the soapbox, but hopes that the wildlife shown in the bayside scenes, the beauty of the sunsets, and the flight of the seagulls will transport the viewer right there on the beach or marshes of the bay. In that way, the viewer should be able to clearly see why it’s so important to take the time to clean up after ourselves and preserve our waterways for our kids and grandkids.
In addition to her impressive collection of paintings she sells at galleries, Teri Edgeworth also accepts commissions. Visit teriedgeworthart.com for more information on this artist and her work.