The Village Gallery welcomes Leslie Anthony as its guest artist for the month of March, 2018. A reception for Anthony will be held at the Gallery from 2:00 until 5:00 PM on Saturday, March 3. The artist will be in attendance. The Gallery is located at 300 Hodges Street in Oriental.
A native of northeast Pennsylvania, Anthony began painting when she was 10 years old and has continued for 50 years. She studied art and art history at the University of Maryland. She has lived in Northern Virginia and now lives in New Bern, North Carolina. Over the years, she experimented with different mediums and techniques, with her art evolving from being very controlled to using more loose flowing strokes. She begins her paintings with an undercoating of transparent paints, allowing them to drip down over her canvas creating unexpected textures on the background of her paintings before pursuing the main composition.
Currently, she paints mostly animals, appreciating their form, action, and liveliness. She uses her own photographs or those of friends as references, placing the subjects in interesting compositions so they are not static, but are a part of the wholeness of themselves and nature.
The Village Gallery is a cooperative fine art gallery of more than 30 member and consigned artists, primarily from coastal North Carolina. The Gallery is open from 10:00AM until 5:00PM Thursday through Sundays.
The Gallery is located at 300 Hodges Street in Oriental, NC . The gallery’s display changes frequently with different artists and works presented.