Hearts & Flowers Exhibit to Open Feb. 2

Paula Jackson, owner of Beauty Art Gallery, is proud to present their first exhibition of 2013 just in time for Valentine's Day.

Work of 7 local artists featured at Beauty Gallery

Paula Jackson, owner of Beauty Art Gallery, is proud to present their first exhibition of 2013 just in time for Valentine's Day. Paintings of flowers and sentimental themes, hand-made chocolates, and "heartful" gifts will comprise their "Hearts & Flowers" show, scheduled to open with a public reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2013. The centerpiece of the exhibition will be 20 floral paintings by Elizabeth Domotor of West Chester.

Also included is a themed array of paintings featuring fun and affectionate subjects like Paris,waterfalls, abstract hearts, and still-life ensembles. These paintings are the works of Rebecca Jacob of Media, Papi of Havertown, Maureen Vita of Edgmont, Robin Frey of Philadelphia, Katy Winters of Havertown, and Scott Royston of Baltimore, MD. Philadelphia artist Madalyn Freedman will be on hand to paint water color sketches of guests, available for purchase if
desired.

"Our hearts and flowers exhibition is designed to delight many senses, sight, touch, smell and taste," says Jackson. "We have assembled American and locally made offerings including chocolates and truffles, soft faux fur throws and pillows, jewelry, hand-sewn items - unique and unusual gifts for Valentine's Day, birthdays, anniversaries and more." Six different handmade chocolate truffles will be on hand to sample and purchase.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Elizabeth Domotor was born in Warsaw, Poland. After her initial immigrations to France and then Germany, she came to the United States, studied art at the University of Pennsylvania, and then continued her studies of painting under the tutelage of several Chester County artists. Since 1985,Domotor has participated in many local exhibitions. She is a recipient of the Adam Styka Sponsors Award. Her paintings are in private collections in the U.S., Canada, France and Poland.

TRADITIONS OF FLORAL PAINTINGS

For those new to discovering art, still life paintings of flowers became popular in the 16th century in Italy, Northern Europe and Spain. "A painting prolongs the enjoyment of quickly-changing nature," says Jackson. A painting brings the artist's interpretation of the subject to his or her canvas. Plus, we can enjoy the beauty, color and remembered fragrance of a flower or piece of fruit 365 days a year through a painting."

"Whether it's a painting of a strawberry dipped in chocolate, a charm bracelet with the Eiffel Tower, or a hand-sewn pillow, we strive to present the unusual, the unique and the beautiful and have it available in a local friendly shop," she says.

Beauty's Hearts & Flowers exhibit will continue through March 22, 2013. Future exhibits scheduled include "Country Roads" landscape paintings April 6 to May 25, and "All Creatures" exhibit June 1 to August 9, 2013.

ABOUT BEAUTY
Beauty Art Gallery specializes in art, artful decor and gifts for the home. Learn more at www.beautyartgallery.net or www.facebook.com/beautyartgallery. For exhibition information,contact Paula Jackson @ 610-353-4569. Location: 3857 Providence Rd, Newtown Square, PA 19073 (just south of West Chester Pike / Route 3).