Carolina Creations Fine Art and Hand crafted Gift Gallery at 317 Pollock Street in Downtown New Bern announces their new show “A Sense of Place” with new work by Dan Nelson and Mike Rooney. The show opens during ArtWalk on July 11 from 5-8 pm, stop in and meet both of the artists that evening.
Mike Rooney loves to paint! It shows in his colorful blurs of color and shape that become recognizable beach scenes, marshes, and harbors full of boats. Whether its a scene from Maine or points south to Key West, he says he wants the finished paintings to be like the first moments after one wakes up from a wonderful dream. Only the best of everything is displayed, not the mindless details or 'noise' as he calls it.
Pieces for this show are from his travels up and down the eastern seaboard, as he chronicles, in paint, the itinerant artist lifestyle he leads. You'll be transformed into a world of water, waterfront cottages, reflections, grassy marshes, harbors, tidal creeks, and all that is Carolina coastal life.