On April 6th, One of a Kind Gallery will resume it’s monthly Meet the Artists series and will feature mixed-media painter, Paula Montgomery, and acrylic painter, Marshall Davis. Art-lovers (and curious browsers) are invited to attend and interact with the artists, see their works, and enjoy a glass (or two) of wine. The event begins at 4:00 pm and continues until 6:00 at the Gallery’s location at 128 West Pennsylvania Avenue (Belvedere Plaza) in downtown Southern Pines.
Paula Montgomery is a name well known throughout the Moore County art community – and well beyond. Her effervescent paintings have graced many shows, won many awards, and currently, hang in a multitude of homes and businesses. Paula has had a love affair with flowers since she was a child; she relies on them as her inspiration and uses brushes, palette knives, bubble wrap, and anything else she can find to apply paint and paper to take the image of the flower a step further. The results are exquisite, elegant, and unique visual poems.
When Marshall Davis was a child, his understanding parents allowed him to keep a small zoo in his room, and he spent hours watching his pets climb, jump, swim, fly, slither, and whatever else they did. That love of animals and a love of painting them have stayed with him throughout his life. Recently retired from his life as an elementary school teacher (can you imagine what his classroom must have been like?), he now devotes his time and energy to his passions of painting and taxidermy. Come and see Marshall’s “critters,’ and be prepared to be amazed!