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112 - CAPE GAZETTE - Friday, November 17 - Monday, November 20, 2006 Peninsula Gallery opens 'Small s 3' Nov. 2 5 Mother-dau gh ter artists among those exhibitng The Peninsula Gallery will introduce four new artists when its third annual small works exhibit, "Small Jewels 3," opens on Nov. 25. In all 13 artists will be taking part and more than 80 works of art will be on display. The show is designed for the holiday.gift giving season with all artists having to meet certain criteria. No image can be larger than 8 x 10 inches, though framed they can b e any size, and all work must be less than $1,000. As in previous years buyers willbe able to take the work immediately after purchase. Barbara Beauchamp and Lois Engberg are mother and daughter artists who spe- cialize in Still Life painting in oil. Beauchamp is largely self taught, but really started her artistic career painting wildlife subjects and doing wood carvings of ducks and birds. She took third place in the Ward World Wildlife Competition in 1989 with a lifesize carving of a Mallard hen and was Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year in 1994. In 1996 she decided to close her gallery and concentrate on her garden and her painting. Elements from her garden now form part of most of her still life works. Lois Engberg has been painting since childhood, receiving her initial training from her mother, together with much encouragement. She was awarded a liber- al arts degree from Salisbury University and went on to study at the Scottsdale "Apples and Mums," an oil by Lois Engberg will be on exhibit. Artist's School in Arizona and at the Art League School in Alexandria, Va. She paints in oil in the classical tradition and like her mother favors the still life genre. She is strongly influenced by the Old Masters placing great emphasis on light, and is fascinated by the chiaroscuro tech- niques achieved by painters such as Rembrandt, Velasquez and Vermeer. Terry McKivragan comes to the gallery from England where Peninsula owners Carol and Tony Boyd-Heron saw his work at an exhibit in the Mall Galleries in London in March. McKivragan visited his studio in September and as a result he will join the Peninsula Gallery on a full time basis in 2007. He paints in watercolor, acrylic and oil. McKivragan uses a delicate palette of colors and a very confident draw- ing technique. He is a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and has exhibited at the Royal Academy several times, twice winning medals. Submitted photos "Strawberries with Silver," an oil by Barbara Beauehamp, is among those works to be exhibited at PeninsulaGallery. Randy Hofman comes from Berlin, Md. and is a nature painter. He began painting in oil when Kennedy was in Office. He studied at the Pratt Institute in New York, majoring in advertising design and Visual Communication, where he learned how to make pictures talk and move the viewer. His landscape paintings reflect his view of God's presence in the natural world. Multiple layers of meaning can be found in his work. He invites the viewer to contem- plate the relationship between the material and the ephemeral. The work of all 13 artists can be pre- viewed on the gallery website, www.penin- sula-gallery.com. The gallery is located at 520 E. Savannah Road, just over the canal bridge, in Lewes and is currently open seven days a week. Call 645-0551 for fur- ther information.