Artist and photographer Janet Jones Pugh of Belpre will display a new collection of her nature photography at the Gold Derrick Gallery in Sistersville, W.Va. beginning Aug. 12. The display titled "Natural Expressions", encompasses scenes Pugh has found in her travels from the mountains and valleys of her native West Virginia to the sunny Carolina shores. Included are scenes of the countryside, flowers, butterflies and serene beach views taken from sunrise to sunset, blending old and new subjects and even unusual ones such as snakes and sea urchins. Pugh often employs whimsical, unusual artistic treatments that bring her images to an almost 3-D quality.
"Natural Expressions" will be displayed at the Gold Derrick Gallery in the Gaslight Theater, 720 Wells St., Sistersville, W.Va. from Aug. 12 to 24. A reception will open the viewing Aug. 12 from 1 to 3pm. The public is invited to attend.
Gallery hours during the week are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.