Toni Lance Shows
Toni Lance has been busy preparing for two solo art shows this season. In February, she will be showing new watercolors and oils at the Walsh Metal Works Gallery in Peter's Rest and in March, the Maria Henle Studio in Christiansted will host a show of bird photography from Lance's St. Croix Avian Sanctuary where she cares for injured and orphaned birds.
"One Moment" will be a new body of Lance's paintings from the past two years. There are watercolors of birds captured preening, exploring and resting, with the light falling gently on the feathers. Lance's controlled and detailed use of watercolor takes us deep into one moment with the bird. In a total contrast, she has also painted a number of bold and colorful oil paintings of West Indian figures. Again, 'one moment' is captured with a simple clean composition and sense of light.
"Affinity for Feathers" is a passionate and up-close look at Lance's connection to birds through photography. She has been a photographer since high school, but only now showing her work on St. Croix. Capturing character, intensity, textures and light, her large photos bring us closer to these wondrous creatures.
"One Moment" Walsh Metal Works Gallery
Opening reception Friday, Feb 10 5-9pm
Through Mar 10.
For more information, call 773- 8169.
"Affinity for Feathers" Maria Henle Studio
Opening receptions Friday, Mar 9 and
Art Thursday Mar 15, 5-8pm
Through April with Artist Talk
For more information, call 718-0372
or visit mariahenlestudio.com