The Star Democrat

‘Journeys Imagined’ opens at Adkins


RIDGELY — Whether representa­tional or abstract, there’s magic in Chester artist John Moran’s paintings, on display now at Adkins Arboretum.

“Journeys Imagined,” his show of watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, is full of glowing color and animated trees, hills, clouds and abstract forms.

For Moran, painting is a method of creating visual poetry. Never planning the finished painting ahead of time, he works organicall­y, brushing paint on, removing it and repainting, all the while responding to the subtle relationsh­ips each change creates. As a result, his paintings have a captivatin­g sense of aliveness.

There will be a reception to meet the artist from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19.

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