“The Art of Pamela Fenwick,” a new exhibit of artwork by the plein air painter, will open Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Sanctuary Gallery in Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. A reception will be held from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., offering an opportunity to meet the artist and enjoy her Maine-inspired watercolors.

Fenwick was born in England but moved to the United States as a child, spending her childhood years on the Eastern seaboard. She attended the Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, where she studied drawing, painting and other art studies. Fenwick established her own graphic design business in New York City and continued to study art, both in England and in Maine. Eventually, she discovered watercolors.

“I was hooked. It is magical to work with. I delight in the fluidity, transparency and will of its own,” she said. “Indoors, outdoors — I find images that ask to be painted.”

Fenwick and her husband currently reside in New Jersey, but spend spring into fall each year in Owls Head. She won awards from the National Academy of Fine Arts for her paintings in 2005 and 2007; and won first place at the Edgewater, N.J., Art Festival in 2014.

The exhibit will run until Sept. 22. Sanctuary Gallery is open during regular church office hours, Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.