M.T. McClanahan Shows New Work At Sunset River Marketplace
02/10/11


Artist M.T. McClanahan has brought his much awaited collection of new works for exhibition to Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. According to the artist, his “current work focuses on large-scale, intimate views of lone skiffs, Adirondack chairs and architectural elements.”

In his blog, he wrote about the skiff series: “There is a sinuous flow to the lines of a boat’s hull that is quite beautiful, especially looking from a foreshortened view. Couple this with how water insinuates mystery and the depth of life, that, for me, is the stuff ‘A’rt is made of; it’s the melding together of harmony and meaning that gives purpose to my compositions.”

Working in both oil and acrylic on stretched canvas and primed masonite board, Marcus Timothy McClanahan is known for his large scale impressionist/ expressionist paintings of marine subject matter. His current exhibit also includes a number of local beach house scenes that demonstrate his additional proficiency with the landscape. Collectors who follow McClanahan’s work will note his use of deeper, more ambiguous color, which, he says, allows him to express inner meanings more than outer appearances.

McClanahan, raised in rural eastern North Carolina, earned his Bachelor of Fine Art degree at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. His work is in both private and corporate collections all over the world.

For more information or to view McClanahan’s painting images online, visit the gallery’s website at www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com. As with any fine art, this collection is best enjoyed in person. Sunset River Marketplace welcomes the public with complimentary gourmet coffee, tea and refreshments; and encourages visitors to meander through the 10,000 square foot space at their leisure.

Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW (Hwy. 179) in Calabash, N.C. Winter hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, call 910.575.5999 or “like” the gallery’s page on Facebook, which is updated daily.