In the Garden


IN THE GARDEN  
Nancy Cooke, Sarah Roche & Peggy Merves 
October 21 - November 22, 2020 

Cerulean Arts is pleased to present In the Garden, featuring paintings by Nancy Cooke, Peggy Merves and Sarah Roche.  A staple subject for artists, gardens and nature have recently become a renewed focus for many, providing respite during this time.  Nature in all its forms inspires Cooke, but imagination, intuition, and the surprise of the unexpected discovery are what compel her to create her mixed media paintings.  A former analytical scientist, she holds an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.  Roche’s garden paintings reference years of sketchbook drawings and are characterized by whimsy and bright color.  She holds an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and teaches at the Tyler School of Art and Raritan Valley Community College.  Reflecting her love of Matisse and Bonnard, Merves seeks to reduce her observed-from-life subjects to essentials, celebrating the color, line and brushwork of the painted surface itself.  She holds a Certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. 


Nancy E. Cooke, Headwaters, acrylic and mixed media on panel, 10" x 10"  Available 


Peggy Merves, Random Bouquet, oil on flashe ground on canvas, 16" x 20"  Available 


Peggy Merves, Trader Joe's Finest, oil on flashe ground on canvas, 16" x 20"  Available 


Nancy E. Cooke, Capricious Sun, oil on canvas, 36" x 36"  Available 


Sarah Roche, Studio Plants, oil on wood panel, 10" x 7.25"  Available 


Peggy Merves, Pink Summer Song, oil on flashe ground on canvas, 24" x 24"  Available 


Sarah Roche, Lemon Lily, oil on wood panel, 7" x 14"  Available 


Sarah Roche, Phlox for RBG, oil on panel, 12" x 16"  Available 


Nancy E. Cooke, Birdwatching in the Marsh, oil on panel, 10" x 10"  Available 


Peggy Merves, Carnations and Asters, oil on flashe ground on canvas, 14" x 18"  Available 


Peggy Merves, Longstem Bouquet I, oil on flashe ground on canvas, 14" x 18"  Available 


Sarah Roche, Dream Garden, oil on wood panel, 46" x 24"  Available 


Peggy Merves, Wellfleet Bouquet I, oil and oil stick on flashe ground on linen, 16" x 16"  Available 


Peggy Merves, Venus and Male Torso, oil on flashe ground on canvas, 24" x 24"  Available 


Nancy E. Cooke, Subterranean Awakening, acrylic and mixed media, 12" x 12"  Available 


Nancy E. Cooke, First Bloom, acrylic and mixed media on panel, 12" x 12"  Available 


Sarah Roche, Threshold, oil on canvas, 62" x 44"  Available 


Nancy E. Cooke, October's Dance, acrylic and mixed media on panel, 12" x 12"  Available 


Nancy E. Cooke, Through Frosted Windows, acrylic and mixed media on panel, 12" x 12"  Available 


Peggy Merves, My Lilacs, oil and oil stick on canvas, 16" x 20"  Available 


Sarah Roche, Stella, oil on wood panel, 46" x 24"  Available 


Nancy E. Cooke, Al Fresco, acrylic and mixed media on panel, 14" x 11"  Available 


Sarah Roche, The Heart of Icarus, oil on panel, 20" x 16"  Available