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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

All Art is Local

There's a saying that all politics are local
and that can also be said of artists.

All artists have a home town somewhere,
and while Carrollton, KY is not where I grew up,
it is where my children grew up and so it is my hometown now.

This Friday, May 10 from 6-8 p.m. is the reception for
the Mary Ann Gentry Annual Art Show.
Mary Ann was a local artist who brought beauty and knowledge to a small rural Kentucky town.
She painted and she taught painting classes to many local residents.
Every year in May the Carroll County Public Library presents an art show in her honor.

I have two paintings entered in the show this year.
 The library is adding a new wrinkle, 
where the public can select a favorite among those paintings that are for sale
and the library will negotiate a price for the painting and purchase it for permanent display there.

If you are in the area, please come and enjoy what is always a great show with lots of different types of art from all age groups and skill levels.
It is always a fun festive night.

 These two paintings were completed during an online challenge from the Paint My Photo site,
where photographers post photographs of many places, animals and people
and artists use them for reference to paint from.

I loved Nigel the Nuthatch photo because of the personality that shone through of Nigel.

 I painted this scene because it is something we see here every spring and fall.

Hopefully I'll see you at the show.
I'll be there until 7p.m. when I have to leave to go to Nashville to visit my daughter.
She's fixing a Mother's Day brunch on Saturday,
and she's a chef so I don't wanna miss it.

Thanks for stopping by today 
and create the best day possible. 


  1. Sounds like a great time! Good luck at the show, your paintings are wonderful. I wish I was close enough to come.

  2. The show sounds wonderful, such a nice tribute. Good luck to you! Keep us posted.

  3. Congratulations, Sharon, on your show and on being a mom. I wish I could attend your show. Have a great Mother's Day! How wise of you to raise a chef!

  4. I like your title to this post, by the way.

  5. Thanks ladies. Looking forward to the show. And going to my daughters. I'll post pics tomorrow night on fb at least.


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Ghent, Kentucky, United States
I'm a nature artist and I love to paint old barns, rivers and lakes, trees and fence rows and flowers. I work almost daily. You can purchase paintings by contacting me at and there is also a tab across the top of my blog for available paintings and one for small paintings with buy now buttons. You can also purchase through my Etsy shop using the name of Fine Nature Art. . Thank you so much for stopping by.