Bar Harbor, Maine & Key Largo, FL
Gloria Avner writes and paints on islands 1900 miles apart. "I find inspiration in the creatures, light and landscapes of two spe-cial places." From 1975 through 2013 Ms.Avner was co-owner of Aquarius Artifacts in Town Hill, specializing in the art of other cultures. Buddhas populate her work as often as herons, lobsters, mermaids and juggling frogs. In the winter she is a ribbon-winning member of the Art Guild of the Purple Isles and shares her 20 year passion for batik style painting by teaching work-shops. "This ancient technique of using a wax resist to build up layers of color produces effects that are unpredictable, mysterious and often mesmerizing. Instead of using cloth and dyes, I use ink, wax and watercolor on delicate rice paper."
A “Meet the Artist" reception with refreshments will be held on Sat. 7/14, from 2 - 4pm.