The Marco Island Historical Society (MIHS) announces a new exhibit, Birds of Paradise: The Birds of South Florida and the Everglades, featuring oil paintings and mixed media works by artist Inez Hudson. The exhibit runs from June 28 to October 1, 2022 at the Marco Island Historical Museum. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, July 14 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Hudson’s artwork can be found in private collections in the United States and abroad. His paintings of shorebirds range from the ethereal in his painting of a snowy egret titled “On the Rocks” to the whimsical in his painting of a pelican plunging into the water above a “no trespassing” sign. dip”.
Hudson describes herself as a playful perfectionist. “Art allows me to visually express my love of life and the natural beauty that surrounds me,” she notes. She adds that she particularly enjoys painting live at events and outdoors where the light, sounds and scents around her have an effect on the final piece.
The Marco Island Historical Museum is located at 180 S. Heathwood Drive. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free and the site is accessible to people with reduced mobility. For general information, visit www.themihs.org or call 239-252-1440.