LORDS VALLEY - The Gallery at Chant Realtors welcomes Hemlock Farms artist Lisa Hannick in a solo exhibit and sale of her original oil paintings, during the months of May and June. Titled Classical Realism - a Painterly Approach, the artist presents her audience with landscape and still life compositions that are definitive of the classical approach to painting.

Lisa notes, “ I begin quite loosely and abstract with shapes appearing intrinsically. I work quickly, covering the entire canvas ... the painting develops and evolves ... layers of paint build up into thick, juicy, lusciousness – thus the painterly approach.”

“My landscapes are a study of my surroundings along with what attracted me to that particular location,” says Lisa. Composition for the artist is an extremely important element as is the careful placement of objects. She does not adhere to the literal but in fact gives in to her feelings and emotions in the creation of her expressive works of art. As an experienced show artist, Ms Hannick desires her audience to linger... and to enjoy what is seen.

A Meet and Greet opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 5 at the Gallery at Chant Realtors 631 Rte. 739 in Lords Valley from 5 to 7 p.m. The gallery is open seven days, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and always welcomes visitors to the monthly art shows. For more information call 570-775-7337.