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The Market Gallery featured artists for May are Vera Dickerson, Tracy Budd and Donna Essig. There will be an opening reception during Art by Night on Friday, May 6, 2016.

Donna Essig joined The Market Gallery this spring and her featured work will include
two large scale figurative watercolor paintings titled, "Under the Spell of Venus"
and "Birth of Venus". Both of these works were inspired by the paintings of Sandro
Botticelli. Donna’s watercolors are highly detailed and intensely colored narratives
that include imagery from myth and dreams.
 
Tracy Budd explains the impetus behind her new layered acrylic work, "Painting is a
language. My main goal when I paint is to identify my feelings about my subject and
apply paint in such a way that makes the viewer also react to it.  My decisions with
color, texture, value and composition, what I include or leave out, allows me to
portray my feelings…Poetry in Paint."
 
Vera Dickerson’s new work is primarily figurative in subject. Her medium is acrylic
in combination with collage that consists of papers that she has especially
developed and produced with each piece in mind.