Landscapes by Fairhope Artist on Exhibit Jan. 17-Feb. 28 at University of Mobile

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Coastal California HillsMOBILE, Ala. – The Alabama School of the Arts at University of Mobile is hosting “Vantage Points,” an exhibit of landscapes by Fairhope artist Janet Hinton, from Jan. 17 through Feb. 28 at the Marilyn Foley Art Gallery on campus in north Mobile County.

Hinton will discuss her work at Art Talk on Feb. 23 at 1 p.m.

Admission to the exhibit and Art Talk are free. The Marilyn Foley Art Gallery is located on the University of Mobile campus, 5735 College Pkwy. The gallery is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hinton grew up in Attalla, Ala., and earned her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Alabama, majoring in printmaking with minor concentrations in painting and ceramics. She was on the art faculty at Wallace Community College in Dothan, Ala., and retired in 2010.

She moved to Fairhope in 2011, where she maintains a studio and teaches occasionally at the Eastern Shore Art Center.

Hinton works in printmaking, painting, drawing, clay and photography. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions through the eastern states, and her works are included in private and public collections.

Hinton said she works in both nonobjective and realistic styles in several media, and travels throughout North America and Europe have given her a wealth of places to paint.

“My paintings reflect the sense of place but also the elements of design, especially color, shape and line. Atmosphere and time of day are important to me in depicting the scenes I paint,” she said.

Hinton said a digital camera and sketchbook she carries on her travels are the starting places for most of her paintings.

“Peaceful scenes interest me mostly; fields, tree lines, water and man-made structures, if they are present. I want the viewers to feel like they are actually at the place I have painted, so my works are stylistically realistic,” she said.

For more information about the exhibit, contact Phillip Counselman, associate professor of art at University of Mobile, at 251.442.2283 or pcounselman@umobile.edu.

University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in over 40 areas of study. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

For more information about University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.edu or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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