Stellers Gallery at Ponte Vedra Beach held an opening reception on Friday, Oct. 5 to kick off a fall exhibition featuring the work of painters Erin Gregory and Shawn Meharg.
As a gallery favorite, Gregory’s focus emphasizes contrast and variety within the composition of each painting. She vividly captures the light and color of her subjects in florals, landscapes and figures. She paints in acrylic and oil with close-up and distant bold colors, and lively layers and washes. Throughout Gregory’s career, she has had numerous one-woman shows and participates in many group exhibitions. Gregory has received numerous awards for her art and has been featured on many blogs and in a variety of magazines.
Meharg has been showing at Stellers Gallery since beginning his fine art career. As another gallery favorite, his work focuses on the making of art, which aids him in recalling forgotten moments of his past. The traces of time represented in the paintings are often occurrences or interactions with people or nature as formative snapshots in an elaborate sequence of events, leading to the present. Meharg worked as a theatrical scenic artist and designer throughout many branches of the entertainment industry and began his journey as an artist in 2001. His work shows a diversity of style and subject, all involving the reflection and absorption of light.
The week of the opening reception, Stellers also hosted a fundraiser in which artwork from both Gregory and Meharg was raffled off. Proceeds benefitted Art with a Heart in Healthcare, a nonprofit organization that provides personalized fine art experiences that enhance the healing process for patients and their families.
Stellers Gallery at Ponte Vedra is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call (904) 273-6065.