An opening reception for local artist Analisa Chase’s new seascape collection, “Atlantic Waters,” will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 27 at the new Lowcountry Made shop, 14 Johnston Way, inside the Juice Hive in Bluffton Village.
Chase is an accomplished abstract and representational realistic multi-media artist.
“The ‘Atlantic Waters’ collection is comprised of seascapes representing the Atlantic coastline from the rocky formations and darker hued waters of New England to tropical Florida where shelly sands emerge and the water shows its crystal clear brilliance,” Chase said. “The majority of paintings were drawn from memories gathered on my own travels. For others, I referred to photos saved over many years that were sent to me from family members and friends. The entire idea for putting together this collection of paintings came from my ever growing passion for the most powerful and awesome element on the planet – water.”
Chase said this collection challenged her as an artist, as she worked to perfect her skills in painting water – an element she says is one of the hardest to capture, due to its “constant change in color, texture and mood.”
Painting this collection was a dream of Chase’s; she wanted to illustrate her travels to various coastlines, both where she’s traveled and where she lives. And, she said, she wanted to showcase how water plays such a significant role in her life while living on the coast.
“I feel blessed having such memories and grateful for the talent to express them in paint,” Chase said. “I am thrilled to showcase this collection to the public as a means to bring and spread joy.”
The event is free and open to the public. Masks will be required and social distancing best practices will be in place for attendees.
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