Plantation summer art focuses on county artists

A familiar Apalachicola landmark painted plein air by Lynn Wilson.

A familiar Apalachicola landmark painted plein air by Lynn Wilson.

Published: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 11:19 AM.


A new art exhibit on display at the Plantation Clubhouse features four local artists with distinctively different styles.

At an open house on Sunday, May 25, art lovers were treated to a glimpse of works by four Franklin county residents who work in a wide variety of media. Each artist was given a wall of the Plantation Room to fill, and the artists more than fulfilled the mission.

Katherine Neill, occupying the east wall, describes herself as a self-taught artist. A resident of Franklin County since 1990, she paints in watercolor, oil and acrylic, and draws using charcoal and ink. She creates her pieces plein air.

The paintings on display at the clubhouse include portraits and landscapes. Much of Neill’s work is minimalistic and her creations have an airy, Impressionistic feel.

Subjects on display include Dog Island , East Pass and three haunting winter beach scenes. Neill’s works can also be viewed at the Oystercatcher on US 98 in Apalachicola .

On the southern wall, are oils by 40-year resident Joyce Estes of Eastpoint., who also has painted silks on display. Her realistic oils include beach scenes in cool inviting colors with sugary sand and huge cloudy skies. Other landscapes are cool and green like “Live Oak” and “Quiet Marsh,” both rendered in oil.

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