Coastal landscape show opens Friday

Courtesy photoNew contemporary coastal landscapes by artist Rick Fleury will be on display with an opening reception Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.

NEWBURYPORT – New contemporary coastal landscapes in oil by artist Rick Fleury, named “Outstanding American Artist” by American Art Collector, will be on display with an opening reception Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.

This show will be hosted by The Walsingham Gallery at its previous home, now Coldwell Banker Real Estate at 47 Merrimac St., for Invitation Night.

The exhibit is free and refreshments will be served. Paintings will be on display through the new year.

Fleury’s minimalist, contemporary style of landscape is widely associated with coastal New England, and continues to establish a growing reputation nationally and internationally. He has used his work as a platform to speak about conservation, preservation and environmental awareness, according a press release.

Fleury said in a statement he was drawn to “the landscape in its purest form – untouched, and uninterrupted, by man.”

“I am drawn to the essence of a moment’s beauty: the rare light as it moves across a meadow, the shadows or reflections it leaves behind; the subtle variations of color as they change with the seasons and time of day; the movement of grasses, water and sand; the solitude of a wandering low tide,” he wrote. 

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