["A Good Read" is by Jacque France.]
WHEATON – Colorful New England beach scenes captured in the impressionist style of award-winning painter Jacqueline "Jacque" France will be shown for the month of July at the DuPage Art League in Wheaton, where a reception is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. July 21.
The longtime La Grange resident, who moved to Indian Head Park a few years ago, said she is delighted to be recognized with a one-person show she's dubbed “Life’s a Beach."
Her sketchbook and camera are always at the ready for painting encounters. For the current exhibit, her goal was to capture people and families in candid situations amid the colorful fun in the sun of York Harbor beach in Maine, which she has visited for years with her husband, a fellow painter.
The 20 beach scenes in the exhibit have been created within the past five years, she said.
"I'm a person who kind of sets goals for myself; in doing the beach people, I just felt I was surrounded by such interesting happenings on the Atlantic," France said, noting she relishes the visual departure from living in landlocked areas in the Midwest all her life. "I just felt there were so many great things there to see with the people. I don't like to sit on the beach and not be busy."