Watercolors and sculptures featured at Marti’s

Staff Reports Posted 8 November 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Peggy Barringer

ALBION – The Marti’s on Main Art Gallery in Albion is hosting an exhibit from a Lockport watercolor painter this month.

Jeff Watkins of Lockport paints primarily local landscapes. He is pictured at the gallery during an opening reception on Friday evening.

Watkins uses a “plein air” style for his paintings, which are done on site and quickly to capture the light and atmosphere. The exhibit at 229 North Main St. is his first show in Orleans County.

Watkins painted “Apple Tree in Winter.” He painted it as a tribute to American artist Andrew Wyeth on the day of his death (Jan. 16, 2009).

For more information on Watkins, visit his website at www.jeffreyjwatkins.com.

Marti’s is also featuring work by Carolyn Dilcher-Stutz, a Rochester area artist specializing in animal-themed pottery, sculpture and tile. Dilcher-Stutz was unable to attend Friday’s opening reception. Gallery owner Kim Muscarella said artwork in this photo is her favorite in the exhibit.

Dilcher-Stutz created these Wish Pots, which are a Chinese tradition. It was believed if you wrote a wish on a piece of paper, rolled it up and placed it into the vessel, it would come true.

A life-size sea otter sculpture is also on display. Dilcher-Stutz is self taught in sculpture. She has been working full-time as an artist since 2006. For more information about her, visit www.etsy.com/shop/carolynsjing.

Dilcher-Stutz also created these rabbit sculptures.

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