A new “Art in Public Places” exhibit featuring the photographic works of Sally Paulson is now on display in the Rotunda Gallery at the St. Johns County Administration Building.
“Impressions of Provence” opened last week and will be on display through July 22. The exhibition features 38 photographs taken in small villages and surrounding areas in the south of France. The photos – which have been slightly manipulated digitally to give them a painted look – feature everyday life seen in the summertime of France, including vegetable markets, cafés, and fields of lavender and sunflowers.
A Pennsylvania native who has spent most of her life at Florida beaches, Paulson, was given her first camera by her grandmother, an artist and teacher who encouraged her to have fun taking photos and helped her explore many different forms of visual art.
Since 2003, Paulson has spent considerable time every summer in the south of France, inspiring her to look at everyday life and to share her impressions through her photography. Paulson is an artist member of The Cultural Center at Ponte Veda Beach, the Beaches Photography Club, and the Jacksonville Coalition for Visual Arts.
The St. Johns County Administration Building, located at 500 San Sebastian View in St. Augustine, is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.