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Bright colors in the midst of winter at Station Gallery

02/08/2019 09:28AM ● By J. Chambless

'Wyeth's Muse' by Maryanne Jacobsen.

By John Chambless
Staff Writer

It's a short drive down scenic Route 52 to Greenville, Del., but once you arrive at the Station Gallery, you'll be rewarded with a bright, colorful group exhibit that's a perfect antidote to winter weather.

Kennett Square painter Dan Chow shows some interesting new directions. There are larger oils than he's done previously, such as the soaring cloud in “Sunset Over Kennett Square,” and the expanse of brown grass, green treeline and white house in “Winter Thaw.”

Chow's usual small format works elegantly in “The Porch,” a sun-warmed railing, pillar and window seen through the shade of a tree; and “Good Morning,” an acrylic gouache on paper that's harder-edged than Chow's usual technique, and which succeeds nicely.

Maryanne Jacobsen has some vibrant oils that pop with beautifully rendered light, particularly “Autumn Vista at Granogue” and her view of the well-known Kuerner Farm in “Wyeth's Muse.”

Ed Bronstein's Philadelphia scenes “Center City From the Schuylkill Trail” and “19th & Walnut” are packed with well-observed details of the urban jumble – but each has a touch of green in the midst of the skyscrapers. His “Garden View From the Living Room” is another city scene – a backyard oasis of nature surrounded by red brick walls.

Michele Foster has two lovely, expressive views of the Chesapeake that capture the various shades of blue, and an undercurrent of vibrant colors. Her small “Wildflowers” and “Among the Wildflowers” are richly textured and semi-abstract views that pack in the dots and swipes of floral colors into tiny spaces.

The Winter Group Show continues at the Station Gallery (3922 Kennett Pike, Greenville, Del.) through Feb. 23. Call 302-654-8638 or visit

To contact Staff Writer John Chambless, email [email protected].