The Peninsula Gallery's Guest Artist program highlights a different artist each month. The line-up of participants includes our gallery's repeat exhibitors, as well as artists entirely new to the space. Visit the gallery each month to see the guest artist's special collection and follow our Facebook and Instagram pages to learn behind-the-scenes information about their background and creative process.
“The Farm” 10” x 14” image 16” x 20” framed watercolor $450
“The Cottage” 8” x 8” image 13” x 13” framed oil $300
“French Poppies” 12” x 36” image 13” x 37” framed oil $750
“Reflections of Fall” 10” x 14” image 16” x 20” framed watercolor $450
“Delaware Bay” 9” x 12” image 12” x 15” framed oil $300
To launch our new and improved Guest Artist program, we're pleased to welcome local artist, Anne M. Buck, to our gallery space for October.
Anne M Buck is an award-winning watercolorist. Design and creativity were infused into her education with a bachelor’s degree in Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Design and a master’s degree in Biology Education. In her working career, she was a Conservationist for Erosion and Sediment Control, an office manager and draftsman for Jennifer Thompson Architects, and a science teacher for Cape Henlopen School District. She has studied watercolor with many nationally recognized artists such as Mary Whyte, Charles Reid, Janet Rogers, and Vlad Yeliseyev.
Anne is a member of the International Watercolor Society, Delaware Watercolor Society, Rehoboth Art League, and Delaware By Hand. She was the former President — and current Education Coordinator — for the Milton Art Guild. Her work is on display at the various art leagues and has been on display in Delaware’s Biggs Art Museum. She can be found periodically in shows throughout the beach communities.
"I am, by education, more of a landscape architect because of my degree in Ornamental Horticulture. My only formal art training has come from taking workshops and practicing. I started treating my art as more of a business rather than a hobby in 2011 once I started to be involved with showing my work through the various guilds/leagues. From then, my art evolved into a job of sorts. I started getting commission work after that and was asked to teach, which now sends my hobby into a cottage business.
I have always loved the transparency of watercolor. Watercolor has a mind of its own, and it creates its own magic. I do try to paint all subject matter, but my favorite is painting portraits and adding people to my paintings.
I do paint from my photographs, but I am a plein air painter and prefer to paint outdoors. A few years ago I began painting with oils. What interested me in using oils is that when the weather isn’t cooperating while doing a plein air event I can still paint in the rain. I’ve really enjoyed the oils; however, my main medium will always be watercolor."