The Geary Gallery of Darien invites visitors to herald the new season with the sunny, impressionistic land and seascapes of two well-loved painters, Barbara Lussier and Jon Houglum, perfect to shed the doldrums of winter and welcome the blossoms of spring. Both painters are known for bringing sunlight and color to their canvases. This warm and inviting exhibit opens at the April 1 and runs until April 30.

Lussier explores the romance of light and color with her paintings, which are often described as "poetry." Her imagery of farmland, mountains, rocky shores and sandy beaches evoke the wonderful, bright, hopeful time of Spring in New England, and she is inspired by the mysteries and wonder of the sea, as well as the majesty and aesthetics of the wildflowers and trees of the area. To read more about Barbara Lussier, visit her biography on the Geary Gallery site, and view her online gallery.

Jon Houglum is a painter who has studied in the style of the old masters. His works bring wonder and majesty to the simple subjects of his country landscape. Houglum explained his style, "My goal in painting is to communicate the beauty of creation through the elements and principals of fine oil painting." To read more about Jon Houglum, visit his biography on the Geary Gallery site, and view his online gallery.

Connecticut art lovers are invited to an enjoyable visit to Geary Gallery to welcome Spring with a needed dose of sunshine and color. Admission to the public is free, and artwork is available for acquisition. The Geary Gallery is open to the public Wednesdays through Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. It's located at 576 Boston Post Road, Darien. For more information, call 203-655-6633 or visit www.gearygallery.com.

Since its founding in 1984, Geary Gallery has become one of Fairfield County's preeminent art galleries, featuring an extensive collection of original artwork and limited edition prints from more than 50 artists.Offering four elaborate display rooms, Geary Gallery maintains an ambitious exhibition schedule to showcase both Connecticut-based artists with national reputations as well as well-known artists from along the Eastern seaboard.

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In addition to the gallery, an accent picture framing and restoration section is available with an extensive selection of 2,000 corner samples for any type of artwork. Its precision restoration service has restored oil paintings and frames that hang in many museums, galleries, and historical societies.

Geary Gallery is owned and operated by Anne & Tom Geary, who have spent more than twenty-five years as friends to artists, spotting talent and market appeal, and nurturing careers.

For more information, call 203-655-6633 or visit www.gearygallery.com.