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Tal­ented Rem­ing­ton artist Nancy Brit­tle will show her much-cel­e­brated paint­ings at Mid­dle Street Gallery in Sper­ryville from Sept. 15 through Oct. 22. There will be an open­ing re­cep­tion at the gallery on Satur­day, Sept. 16 from 3 p.m. un­til 5 p.m.

In her show, “Quiet Hours,” Brit­tle of­fers more than a dozen paint­ings cre­ated from the ru­ral views in and around her home. She draws in­spi­ra­tion from “fam­ily, friends, dogs and cats, flow­ers, and the fa­mil­iar fields about our house,” she says. “Of­ten, my sub­jects are qui­etly pur­su­ing a daily task or habit. The flower im­ages are of flow­ers I grow and my sis­ter ar­ranges. They are part of the quiet beauty that en­rich the hour.”

In “The Morn­ing Pa­per” (pic­tured here), the artist of­fers a view of a woman seated at her kitchen ta­ble read­ing a news­pa­per, warm morn­ing light stream­ing in through an open win­dow be­hind her and a vase of freshly cut gar­den flow­ers po­si­tioned in front. The paint­ing has an im­pres­sion­is­tic feel; the col­ors range from sub­tle to vivid but are never gar­ish.

Brit­tle will dis­cuss her meth­ods and her works at an in­for­mal “artist talk” at the gallery on Sat. Oct. 14 from 3 p.m. un­til 5 p.m. Mid­dle Street Gallery is lo­cated above the Be­fore & Af­ter Cafe at 31 Main St. in Sper­ryville. It is open from 10 a.m. un­til 5 pm on Fri­day, Satur­day and Sun­day.

“The Morn­ing Pa­per” by Nancy Brit­tle is among the paint­ings to be shown at Mid­dle Street Gallery.

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