Inside, Outside

Interactions Between Buildings and Spaces

September 3 - 25 2022

    This September, we welcome an architectural show featuring five unique painters. “Inside, Outside” explores our interactions between buildings and spaces, using different artistic styles and mediums. 

 

    The works in this show depict famous locations like the skyline in New York City and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. But the majority of the pieces pay homage to familiar places found in small towns all across the world. From ballet rehearsals to ice cream dates, local diners, and nostalgic motel signs, these works will transport you to a new location far beyond Lewes. 

 

    “While this show does focus on the geometric design of architecture, the true essence behind each work is the “lived-in” quality of the spaces. You can feel, in all the artist's works, the quality time spent both in and out of these buildings,” says Shelby Cooke, our public relations manager. 

 

    Born and raised in the New York City metropolitan area, artist John Aquilino has been a working artist for 20 years. His work has earned many accolades, including five grants, four awards from the Maryland State Arts Council’s Individual Artist program, and an individual artist grant from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. John’s work brings a graphic element to cityscapes, creating an intimate connection with buildings through intense precision and detail.

 

    Roger Dellar is a professional artist, who works from his home studio in Surrey, England. He visits the United States frequently, and the Peninsula Gallery is his only American venue. Roger’s art reflects his keen interest in people, their behavior, and how the play of light transforms a subject. His paintings capture everyday situations in public spaces, usually done plein air. For “Inside, Outside,” Roger has painted iconic locations like the historic Petworth House in Southern England, as well as scenes known all too well for Britons: drinks in the pub.  

 

    Christine Heyse is self-taught in watercolors, having earned a Bachelors in Nursing Science and worked as an Emergency Department Nurse early in her career. But she has been drawing and painting her whole life, with her love of art having been encouraged by her father, who was an industrial designer in New York. During a hiatus, while raising her three children, she took classes in oil portraiture and became a Registered Copyist at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, before discovering watercolor. She is a Signature Member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, and the Delaware Watercolor Society. Christine paints common subjects, transforming them with colorful light and shadow.

 

    Emily Thompson attended the prestigious High School of Art & Design and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York. She is a nationally recognized, award-winning artist. Through her painting, she documents the iconic, the disappearing, and the abandoned elements of the American identity. Emily’s pieces in this show are filled with wonderfully nostalgic buildings and signs. Her street scenes take you back to the post-WWII years with their vintage automobiles and motels. 

 

    C. Mercedes Walls grew up in New York and New England, eventually settling in lower Delaware, and raising a family with her husband Bill. She received a BA in Sociology from SUNY Stonybrook and worked as a probation and parole officer for ten years, all the while pursuing her passion for painting. Mostly self-taught, her biggest fan and first teacher was her maternal grandfather, a shoemaker. A signature member of the Delaware Watercolor Society, a Delaware By Hand Master Artist, and a founding member of the Mispillion Art League, Cathy exhibits widely in the region, winning numerous awards. The works featured in “Inside, Outside” are populated with families and friends, reminding us of the space where we share togetherness. 

John Aquilino

“Small Study #51” 6" x 6" image 12” x 12” framed gouache $350 sold

Artist John Aquilino

“Small Study #10” 6" x 6" image 12” x 12” framed gouache $350

Artist John Aquilino

“Hartford Reflections” 36" x 36" image 40" x 40" framed oil $4,500

Artist John Aquilino

“Shadow of a Tree” 30" x 20” image 32" x 22" framed oil $3,000

Artist John Aquilino

“Red Metal Roof” 16" x 16" image 18" x 18" framed oil $1,800 sold

Artist John Aquilino

“Five Balconies in D.C.” 24" x 24" image 26" x 26" framed oil $3,000 sold

Artist John Aquilino

“Balcony” 40" x 24" image 42" x 26" framed oil $4,000

Artist John Aquilino

“Downtown New Orleans” 30" x 30" image 32" x 32" framed oil $4,000

Artist John Aquilino

“A Day in New York” 16" x 16" image 18" x 18" framed oil $1,800

Artist John Aquilino

“Afternoon in Galveston” 40" x 24" image 42" x 26" framed oil $4,000

Roger Dellar

Artist Roger Dellar

“Irish Bar” 12" x 12" image 14” x 14” framed oil $800 sold

Artist Roger Dellar

“In the Restaurant” 16" x 20" image 18” x 22” framed oil $1,500

Artist Roger Dellar

“Ballet Rehearsal” 16" x 12" image 18” x 14” framed oil $1,150

Artist Roger Dellar

“Petworth House I” 8" x 8" image 10” x 10” framed oil $550

Artist Roger Dellar

“In the Bar” 12" x 10" image 14” x 12” framed oil $750 sold

Artist Roger Dellar

“Petworth House II” 8" x 8" image 10” x 10” framed oil $550

Artist Roger Dellar

“St Peter's Rome” 16" x 20" image 18” x 22” framed oil $1,500

Artist Roger Dellar

“Petworth House III” 8" x 8" image 10” x 10” framed oil $550

Artist Roger Dellar

“Petworth House IV” 8" x 8" image 10” x 10” framed oil $550 sold

Christine Heyse

Artist Christine Heyse

“Eveready Diner” 15.5” x 19.5” image. 25.5” x 29” framed watercolor $4,500

Artist Christine Heyse

“Victorian Porch” 21” x 14” image 29.5” x 23.5” framed watercolor $1,200

Artist Christine Heyse

“Stone Street Tavern” 23.5” x 17” image 31.5” x 25.5” framed watercolor $2,200

Artist Christine Heyse

“Viskaya” 21” x 14” image 28” x 22” framed watercolor $1,500

Artist Christine Heyse

“Out for Lunch” 14” x 21” image 23.5” x 29.5” framed watercolor $1,200

Artist Christine Heyse

“Lillie’s” 15” x 15.5” image 22.5” x 23.5” framed watercolor $4,500

Artist Christine Heyse

“The Green Dresser” 21” x 14” image 29.5” x 23.5” framed watercolor $1,200

Artist Christine Heyse

“Panda Paws” 14.5" x 16” image 23.5” x 25.5” framed watercolor $1,500

Emily Thompson

Artist Emily Thompson

“Isle of Capri Motel” 10” x 10” image 12” x 12” framed oil $850

Artist Emily Thompson

“Beach Bungalow” 12” x 12” image 16” x 16” framed oil $900 sold

Artist Emily Thompson

“Yellow House” 8” x 8” image 10” x 10” framed oil $600

Artist Emily Thompson

“Surf Comber Motel” 8” x 8” image 10” x 10” framed oil $750

Artist Emily Thompson

“Window Seat” 12” x 12” image 16” x 16” framed oil $900

Artist Emily Thompson

“Sifting Sands Motel” 8” x 8” image 10” x 10” framed oil $750

Artist Emily Thompson

“Sand Dune Motel” 8” x 8” image 10” x 10” framed oil $750

Artist Emily Thompson

“Parked Car” 12” x 12” image 16” x 16” framed oil $900

Artist Emily Thompson

“Monaco Motel” 10” x 10” image 12” x 12” framed oil $850

Artist Emily Thompson

“Manny’s” 12” x 6” image 14” x 8” framed oil $700 sold

Artist Emily Thompson

“Lemonade” 8” x 8” image 10” x 10” framed oil $750

Artist Emily Thompson

“Green Shutters” 7” x 5” image 9” x 7” framed oil $375 sold

C Mercedes Walls

Artist C. Mercedes Walls

“Kitchen Study” 20” x 16” image 22” x 18” framed oil $600 sold

Artist C. Mercedes Walls

“Young Reader at Filoli, Woodside, CA” 18” x 24” image 21” x 26” framed oil $1,200

Artist C. Mercedes Walls

“Full Company” 15” x 30” image 19” x 34” framed oil $1,200

Artist C. Mercedes Walls

“Kids on a Sundae” 16” x 15” image 24” x 20” framed pastel and watercolor $750

Artist C. Mercedes Walls

“Idol Eyes” 17” x 29.5” image 25” x 37” framed watercolor $750

Artist C. Mercedes Walls

“St. Francis Diner” 15” x 22” image 26” x 30” framed watercolor $900

Artist C. Mercedes Walls

“Pikes Place Florist, Seattle, WA” 14” x 17” image 20” x 24” framed pastel and watercolor $800

Artist C. Mercedes Walls

“Keswick Diner, Glenside, PA” 7.5” x 15” image 13” x 20.5” framed pastel and watercolor $450 sold