Asheville Gallery of ArtJune 2019 Show “The Wonder of It All”Asheville Gallery of Art’s June show, “The Wonder of It All,” features the works of Anne McLaughlin and Sandra Brugh Moore, whose complementary painting styles capture the magic of experiencing the natural world. The show runs June 1-30 during gallery hours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. A reception for the artists will be June 7, from 5-8 at the gallery, 82 Patton Avenue. Anne McLaughlin grew up in rural Kentucky where she learned to appreciate the beauty of the world. “I was endlessly fascinated by birds, flowers, and trees.” Though her life-long career was physical therapy, she continued to follow an interest in art and art history that evolved into learning to paint. She took classes at the Atlanta School of Art and also studied privately. Anne would spend time in art museums wherever she traveled. When Anne and her husband retired to Spring Creek in Madison County, she said the beauty of the area compelled her to try plein air painting. “I work primarily in oil and love capturing what I see when I sit by a stream or am out for a hike. I incorporate figures to tell a story, but leave room for the viewer to imagine their own. I am charmed and fascinated by the wonder of it all and love to share that with others.” Sandra Brugh Moore believes wonder describes the area where we live. “Being sensitive to the landscape and trying to capture that feeling on paper is my artistic journey. Those special moments in time when the light reveals something extraordinary is why I paint.” Through experimentation, workshops, and studying books about watercolor she ays she has the confidence to put on paper what she sees and feels in nature. The artist graduated from West Virginia University with a BA in Art Education. Sandra paints with the Asheville Urban Landscape Painters and will be one of the demonstrators this summer. “Painting on location in plein air gives me the grounding I need in my work.” In the past five years, she has been adding pen and ink lines to some of her paintings. “This is a meditative process that takes what is old and turns it into something new; it’s my unique way of recycling.” For further information about this show, contact Asheville Gallery of Art at (828) 251-5796, visit the gallery website at www.ashevillegallery-of-art.com, or go to the gallery Facebook page.