Cottage Curator is pleased to highlight artworks by five artists in their current exhibition, “Naturally — Inspired by Nature.”
Frances Coates, Kathy Chumley, Vicki Malone, Priscilla Whitlock, and Jackie Bailey Labovitz celebrate wildflowers. Their paintings, drawings, and photographs focus on fields of flowers at a distance as well as up close studies.
The use of color is important. From the subtle greens found in Malone’s delicate drawing “Mayapples” to the explosion of red corn poppies in Chumley’s painting “Shenandoah Spring,” they capitalize on Mother Nature’s vast palette.
Whitlock makes her gestural strokes dance across the canvas in “Blues, Chicory,” while Bailey Labovitz and Coates have their vivid pinks stand at attention. Color and rhythm are driving forces.
Cottage Curator is located in Sperryville — 12018A Lee Highway — a few miles east of the Thornton River Gap entrance to the Shenandoah National Park, and invites visitors to stop by and take a look at their celebration and to take advantage of the Shenandoah National Park’s “Wildflower Weekend,” May 11-12. Cottage Curator, is open Thursday-Monday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment.
Jackie Bailey Labovitz’s “Pink Lady’s Slipper,” above, is a striking photograph on canvas.
Kathy Chumley's “Shenandoah Spring” is an explosion of red corn poppies.