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Gloucester’s Arts on Main welcomes its first Artist in Residence

Arts on Main and The Cook Foundation have announced their first Artist in Residency, as artist Lynn Mehta will look to draw inspiration from the natural beauty of Gloucester County.

“I’m looking forward to painting on the river,” Mehta said at a welcome lunch with Arts on Main and Cook Foundation leadership. “There’s a big world out there and it’s really valuable to get to know a place by painting it.”

The Northern Virginia-based artist has spent her career largely working within the plein air style, which involves painting natural scenes on site in open air instead of from memory or photographs.

Following art school at San Diego State, Mehta has travelled the world in pursuit of her passion, including a residency in Acadia, Maine, and time in Maryland, the Midwest, Death Valley, the Netherlands, France, Estonia, Mexico and Nova Scotia. Mehta has studied under the likes of the California-based Ray Roberts and Netherlands artist Roos Schuring...

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