Brush Strokes’ June Featured Artist, Lynn Abbott, jests that Mary Poppins’ sidekick inspired her exhibit “Another Time; Another Place.”
Abbott admits that since seeing Disney’s classic film as a child, she has been fascinated by Sidewalk Artist Burt’s drawings and Mary’s practice of “popping in and out of pictures.”
She smiles as she explains, “Quite seriously, art’s ability to transport us to beautiful places has always inspired me. What I particularly
love about landscape paintings is the escape from everyday responsibilities and stress that they provide. In other words, a landscape potentially takes us on a journey to another time and place; essentially, it gives us a visual ‘jolly holiday.’”
And many art collectors say that Abbott’s paintings accomplish just that. Her June landscape exhibit, in fact, explores a wide variety of place and time from our local Falmouth to European villages.
Join Brush Strokes’ artists for a visual holiday throughout the month of June.
“Another Time; Another Place” will run May 29 –July 2, daily 11am-5pm at Brush Strokes Gallery, 824 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia. Meet Abbott and celebrate the exhibit’s opening on First Friday, June 2 from 6pm-9 pm. No passport required.
For more information, please contact Brush Strokes Gallery, at 540-368-0560.