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Dancing Diamonds

An Exploration of Light on Water,
Paintings by Jean Offutt Lewis

Dates: May 2 -27, 2022

Opening Reception: Friday, May 6, 2022, 5-7 p.m.

Jean Offutt Lewis’ exploration of light on water was inspired after her move to the Northern Neck of Virginia. There, at a certain time of year, dependent on the Earth’s relationship to the Sun,“Dancing Diamonds” appear; single points of light, each a tiny reflection of the sun or the full moon, create kinetic light shows atop windswept water. Using acrylics, a water-based medium, Offutt Lewis reduces this natural phenomenon into an interplay of color, line, and circles in a series of abstracted waterscape paintings.

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