Ocean City Arts Center – August Gallery Exhibition | OceanCity

OCEAN CITY — The ‘Watercolor Paintings by Kathy Anne English’ art exhibit runs from August 1-30 at the Ocean City Arts Center Gallery.

A “Meet the Artists” reception will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on August 12.

Kathy Anne English’s exhibit will include a compilation of her various original artworks, including wildlife, portraits and interpretive pieces from the past two years. Followers of his work will notice English’s common style and technique, although his primary focus and category tends to change every five to ten years. Much of his work represents a specific aspect of his life, from lighthouses to barns and farms, from his grandchildren to “Sentimental Stills”, from anemones to mountains, from the Jersey Devil to his whimsical “Animal Castles” series.

A self-taught watercolourist, English began his career over 40 years ago. In 1987, she started a business, Custom Artwork, offering custom framing, private art lessons, school curricula, merchandising images, illustrations, commissioned work for national organizations, produced hundreds of original artwork for gallery exhibitions and personal collections and has mentored budding artists eager to build. their artistic careers. English’s quest to capture intricate detail in his works is based on early life experiences. From around age 4, she began providing accurate descriptions of daily sightings to her blind father, at the request and encouragement of her parents. There were lots of adventures, sightings and verbal, with visual explanations, for everything she saw. This eventually led to an appreciation for every color, outline, texture, contrast and line.

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Growing up in South Jersey, English artistically chronicled the area’s historic structures, fishing vessels, flora and fauna, landscapes and portraiture of all types. She has won recognition and awards from countless municipalities across the tri-state area and beyond, exhibited in countless galleries, including the Noyes Museum, as an iconic artist and camp art instructor of summer. Through Young Audiences of NJ and PA and the Arts Horizons Foundation, she has received dozens of school grants for artist-in-residence programs, inspiring artists of all levels. English has also had a tremendous impact through special programs such as AtlantiCare’s Healing Arts program and the American Cancer Society’s Philadelphia Women’s Board, helping to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for patient service and defense of rights.

World travel and scuba diving experiences influenced his expanded subject matter to include marine life and vacation spots. Marine species have been brought to life for all to enjoy, thanks to decades of affiliation with organizations such as the American Academy of Underwater Sciences, Rutgers University, Jacques Cousteau Estuarine National Research Reserve, NJ Artificial Reef Association and the NJ Fish Game and Wildlife Federation.

The gallery, located on the second floor of 1735 Simpson Avenue, is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.