By Aila Boyd
Members of the “Tuesday Painters,” named for the day of the week that they get together to paint, will be showing their acrylic paintings on the front porch of Ikenberry Orchards and Country Store in Daleville on June 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The group is “guided” by artist Betty Williamson.
Instead of painting on traditional canvases, they painted sprawling landscapes and dynamic scenes on the front of cupboards. For that reason, they named the exhibit “Mother Hubbard’s Cupboards,” a play on the “Old Mother Hubbard” nursery rhyme.
The idea of using cupboards came to Williamson after the League of Roanoke Artists used cupboards that were supplied by Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley. After participating in the painting challenge that the league held, Williamson went back and asked for some cupboards that the “Tuesday Painters” could use.
The group primarily consists of cousins, including P.J. Decker, Connie Stacy, Elona Bobbitt, and Susan Waters.
Williamson, who has been guiding aspiring painters for roughly four years, said that the group is “very good.”
Exhibits at other local establishments are currently being planned.