Lighthouse- Blue Sky, watercolor by Mary Stewart
Red Door Gallery, specializing in locally created art and fine crafts, is now open at the Shops at Woodland Village, 1943 N. Rt. 9 in Clermont. Photographer Christine Peck and fiber artist Mary Stewart started the gallery to showcase their work, but have invited other artists and fine craftspeople to join them in the gallery. Currently offering Christine’s photography, Mary’s works in fiber and watercolors, works in wood by Mike Terenik and seed bead jewelry by Diana Cutshall, the gallery will soon include pottery, mosaics and more.
Christine Peck’s award-winning photographs are her personal, visual expressions of the world around us. Images of Southern New Jersey, New England, Savannah, California, Colorado, the Caribbean and Europe round out her collections. Born and raised in Southern New Jersey, she was introduced to photography in high school and went on to study fine arts at Glassboro State College. Since then, it has become a lifelong pursuit to capture the images that surround us and reproduce them in an artistic photographic form. More recently, Christine has studied with professional photographer Nancy Ori of Berkley Heights, N.J., and photographer and author Andrew Darlow. Christine enjoys working with digital photography and utilizing all the technology available to enhance, modify and create interesting and unique art with her photos. High Dynamic Range is one of the many types of digital technology she is using currently.
Mary Stewart is a fiber artist who has been sewing since she was 10 years old. A graduate of Rosemont College, she worked in graphic design and publishing prior to moving to Cape May. Sewing and knitting were once avocations, but have taken on more importance in her life. Mary “enjoys the challenge of taking two dimensional raw materials and creating three dimensional pieces. Sewing and knitting really are a sculptural arts, but also like painting to me. My fabric and yarn stash is my paint box. Each piece is unique and I work largely without patterns, letting the texture and hand of the fabric and yarn dictate what it will become.” Mary also creates pieced and quilted fabric collages, many using vintage fabrics. Recently, she has begun to show her watercolors, which are largely inspired by the natural environment around her.
The Red Door Gallery will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. Follow the gallery on Facebook for up to date images of the work on display.