The Ocean House Gallery welcomes artist Alice Boynton with an exhibition from Friday, July 29 through Aug. 10. The public is invited to an opening reception Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ocean House Hotel dining room overlooking the harbor.

Boynton is a native of Rye, N.Y., and has lived on Monhegan Island for the past 40 years. She draws much of her inspiration from her natural surroundings on Monhegan and island life in general. Her “Light as Color, Color as Light” watercolor exhibition marks her first on the St. George peninsula.

A self-described literal painter, Boynton paints what she sees while working to take plein air painting to the next level by finding the chi in her subject matter, to bring it beyond realism. Boynton has studied under Copley Master artist Don Stone, Masako Yamamoto for sumi painting; and she was a weaving apprentice in Amrun, Germany. She graduated with honors from Ohio University with a bachelor of fine arts degree in studio art and art education.

Upcoming shows at the Ocean House Gallery are: Aug. 12 through 24, Susan Gilbert Lord; Aug. 26 through 31, Angela Anderson Pomerleau; Sept. 2 through 14, Sylvia Murdock; and Sept. 16 through 29, Jan Lipson.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.