What better way to end the summer than feel like you are sailing the sparkling waters of Cape Ann, watching the wind fill your crisp white sails against a brilliant blue sky. Such a sensation as this is captured by local artist Kate Somers in her new show Sailing Surreal at the Rocky Neck Gallery.
This exhibit of mixed media paintings opened last Wednesday, Sept. 28, and runs until Friday, Oct. 14th. This is the last juried exhibit of the Summer Artist Series that Rocky Neck Gallery featured showcasing two week runs of work from local and national artists.
A native of Cape Ann, Somers appreciates the way the light changes from minute to minute and season to season. “A November morning with lavender light on a glassy sea can easily turn into a torrid storm in only minutes. As an “En Plein Air painter” I’ve retrieved my easel and pallet out of several marshes.” Currently Kate is doing most of her painting from photographs in her studio.