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.