Ocean Art Gallery will hold an art opening reception for Atlantic Beach artist, Lorraine Millspaugh, and simultaneously celebrate its’ 5th Anniversary. The gala event will include an art demonstration by the artist, live music by the DrCash Band, delicious refreshments including champagne, door prizes, and special pricing on all wall art.
Millspaugh, the featured artist for August, created a successful art career painting on the front porch of a gallery in St. Augustine. Visitors to the city enjoyed watching her develop a painting and often spent hours talking with Millspaugh as she shared her thoughts about the chosen bird she was painting. These conversations led to art commissions for the artist, with her art now adorning walls in homes across the country.
Gallery owner Frank Gromling considers the exhibit “Aquatic Birds in Motion” is one of the finest displays of Florida’s birds on canvas. Millspaugh is an avid photographer who researches aquatic birds and uses her photographs from the wild as inspiration for her paintings. Each painting has its own story created by the artist as the canvas comes to life. He added that her detail, vivid colors, and use of glazes and pastes create lifelike images of spectacular intensity.
Gromling, who is excited about celebrating the gallery’s 5th Anniversary, invites everyone to join in the celebration. When he started the gallery in 2012 as an off-shoot of his successful book publishing company, he had never been in the art business. Being a fast learner and always willing to take a risk when his heart and mind were in harmony, he launched Ocean Art Gallery.