Belva Ann Prycel’s ‘Images and Visions’ at PWA
An exhibit of evocative landscape paintings by artist Belva Ann Prycel opened Monday, June 26 at Pemaquid Watershed Association’s office-gallery located at 584 Main Street, Damariscotta. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. The show will be on exhibit through Aug. 11.
The show, "Images and Visions" is, as Prycel describes it, a walk through nature, through the changing light and seasons in paintings captured in 40 oil paintings. Prycel has painted the coast extensively, but this year she turned her attention primarily to the woodlands and marshes, capturing their changing seasons and colors.
The Millville, New Jersey native is a graduate of Rowan College with a BA degree in art education. While teaching and painting in New Jersey, she was a full member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society and also served as a past president of the Society of New Jersey Artists. After teaching art classes for 30 years, she moved to Maine in 2001 with her husband Lewis. Since then she has devoted herself to painting landscapes and to her writing.
Prycel’s paintings have been exhibited at Gallery 50, the Maine Art Gallery, Saltwater Artists Gallery, the Philadelphia Port of History Museum, and in numerous one-woman showings at colleges and galleries throughout the U.S. Her work is represented in public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad.
Always interested in writing, since moving to Maine, Prycel has written and illustrated three books: “Times and Tides,” “Water Tales,” and “Passage;” all memoirs of the coast and of her family. Her writing has appeared in regional magazines, environmental journals, and three national anthologies. These will be available at the show. Her writing and drawings have appeared in South Jersey Magazine where she was a frequent cover artist, in numerous environmental journals, and in three national anthologies.