The Bellamy Mansion Museum will host the “Water Ways: Paintings and Drawings of Land and Sea” exhibition with original works by artist James Horton.
A reception will be held from 6 to 8PM on Friday, June 28. Light refreshments will be served. The reception is open to the public. The exhibit runs through July 21.
James was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from Ivy School of Professional Art. James was a long time member of the Pittsburgh Society of Artists and exhibited regularly, where he won awards for his drawings around the Pittsburgh Area. He also participated in workshops studying under nationally known watercolorist Frank Webb.
His historical paintings have been cited by collectors and are currently in museum displays. Using research and accumulated knowledge he focused mainly on The Civil War as subjects for many of his paintings. One of his paintings was included in a publication devoted to the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. He also won The Ed Hahn Award in 2016 for his paintings and contributions to Civil War history preservation. Now living near Wilmington with his wife Joanne, he is inspired by the laid back harbor scenes and magnificent coastal panoramas. His latest work is influenced by the history and vibrancy of the Carolina coast and river towns.
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Wilmington, NC 28401