An excerpt from The York County Coast Star,
by Stuart Nudelman
River Tree Arts seemingly moves a bit into the esoteric by presenting its current show "Pastels Only," considering that the "pastel" medium is often not all that high on many artists' preferred list as are oils and, of course, water media including acrylics. . . .
Anne Gabe Allaire's "Solitude, Franciscan Monastery," awarded Best in the Show, also exemplifies the importance of technical skill, understanding light, rapport with subject and the ability to bring them all together in the service of the art being created. In "Solitude, Franciscan Monastery" Allaire imbues a simple wood scene with dramatic spotted light and a sense of serene eternity. . .