Gleason Fine Art is featuring a new exhibition, “Welcome Spring! Paintings by Jessica Ives, Heidi Daub, Karen Tusinski and Jacob Cooley.”
The show opened Thursday and will run through June 18 at the gallery, 31 Townsend Ave. in Boothbay Harbor. A reception for the artists will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on June 6.
Ives’ paintings are rendered in brushy oils, many featuring figures engaged in outdoor sports such as rock climbing, fly fishing and swimming. It’s the first show at the gallery for Ives, who moved to Damariscotta earlier this year. Her work was recently featured in a successful exhibit at Bowdoin College.
Tusinski is showing paintings of poppies and tulips that proclaim an end to winter and the beginning of spring. Her red, white and yellow flowers angle sinuously across the canvas and spill out of pots.
Cooley is showing more delicate paintings of marshes with subtle green, yellow and peach tones. His paintings represent a “calming meditation on nature’s quiet beauty.”
It’s also Daub’s first show at Gleason. The Blue Hill artist is showing abstractions that express her personal joy at a walk in the woods or along a peaceful stream.
The gallery’s spring hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Information at 633-6849; gleasonfineart.com.