Blue Water Fine Arts, on Main Street in Port Clyde, is featuring an exhibition of works by Barbara Ernst Prey that highlights her most recent body of spiritually driven landscapes.

“American Contemporary,” runs though Aug. 31.

Prey’s work reflects the traditional in a contemporary light, exploring the depth of the American landscape and her relationship with nature. She illuminates these concepts using a euphoric color palette and polished painting techniques. Her paintings challenge the viewer to step back and consider their personal connection to their surroundings.

Her paintings are included in public and private collections around the world, including at the White House, The Brooklyn Museum, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Farnsworth Art Museum and Williams College Museum of Art.

Prey was appointed to the National Council on the Arts, the advisory board of the National Endowment for the Arts, and is an adjunct faculty member at Williams College.

She also is an artistic ambassador, chosen to participate since 2004 in the United States Arts in Embassies program.

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