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  • Landscapes and Marshes -Oil paintings by Ethan Lima at Levy Gallery

    PORTSMOUTH – Oil paintings by New Hampshire Art Association artist Ethan Lima will be on exhibit during the month of October at the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery.
    “This work reflects my investigation of nature and my experiences within it,” Lima said. “I like to explore the subtle changes of nature through a series of oil paintings and sketches all done on location.” 
    Lima, a native of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, is a 1991 graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, where he received his bachelor’s fine art degree in studio art. Spending a semester abroad in Rome, he had the opportunity to refine his skills in figure drawing and renew his passion for the great masters. 
    As part of his master’s degree in art education from the University of Massachusetts, Lima produced a body of work spanning two years, which became his visual interpretation. 
    “Observations and Landscapes,” his final thesis, was featured in at the Marion Art Center in Marion, Massachusetts.
    In 2001, Lima lived in Dublin, Ireland, where he worked as an artist for a year. He was a member of Pallas Studios in Dublin, and took part in the Art Ireland Exposition 2001 held at the Royal Dublin Society. 
    In the spring of 2002, he was selected to participate in the Royal Hibernian Academy's annual exhibition of painting, sculpture, architecture, graphic art, and photography in Dublin.
    Currently, Lima resides in West Newbury, Massachusetts, where he is a member of the Newburyport Art Association as well as the NHAA. He works out of his studio in Amesbury, Massachusetts, teaches private lessons and a Newburyport Adult Education painting class, and exhibits his work regularly.
    “The lengthy expanse of the seacoast of New England offers endless journeys for an artist,” Lima said. “Growing up with the ocean out the front door and salt marshes out the back, my love of these areas has been with me ever since I can remember. I choose these places because I hold a deep appreciation for what they offer.”

    GO & DO
    “Landscapes and Marshes” – oil paintings by Ethan Lima
    Where: Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, 136 State Street, Portsmouth NH 
    When: Oct. 2 through Oct. 27. 
    Opening reception, Friday, Oct. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. 
    Gallery hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m.
    “Ice Sheets in March Channels”, an oil painting by Ethan Lima
    “Autumn Light”, an oil painting by Ethan Lima