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March 2011

Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, NC, Offers Works by M.T. McClanahan

Artist Marcus Timothy McClanahan has brought his much awaited collection of new works for exhibition to Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, NC. The works will be on display from Mar. 1 - 31, 2011. According to the artist, his “current work focuses on large-scale, intimate views of lone skiffs, Adirondack chairs and architectural elements.”

In his blog, McClanahan 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, 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, NC. His work is in both private and corporate collections all over the world.

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.

To view McClanahan’s images online, visit the gallery’s website at (

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 910/575-5999 or “like” the gallery’s page on Facebook.

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