Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Artist Spotlight: Rex Miller and Christina Allen

The Maryland, My Maryland Exhibit at North End Gallery will be a special opportunity to see the beauty of St. Mary's County through the eyes of our local artists! Stop by the North End Gallery between February 3 and March 29 and enjoy the peaceful vistas, colorful nautical scenes, and artwork that captures the beauty in everyday life here in St. Mary's County.
Artists Rex Miller and Christina Allen are two of the artists that will be displaying their artwork in the Maryland, My Maryland Exhibit.
Rex Miller
Rex Miller's artwork shows the heritage of St. Mary's County via his paintings of many of the county's historical sites and attractions. Miller's work also conveys his love of the Chesapeake Bay, and its small towns, islands and countryside. He paints in oils and exhibits his work throughout Southern Maryland, including at North End Gallery in Leonardtown.

A notable within the art community, Miller is a recognized Southern Maryland artist who is most well known for his emotive and colorful landscapes. He has painted a variety of scenes from sites within St. Mary's County, such as his painting of a traditional tobacco barn entitled "Spring Colors" (displayed on right). His work draws inspiration from the impressionist styles of artists Stobart, Turner, and Constable and he is a member of the American Impressionist Society.

For more information about Rex Miller's artwork, please contact him via phone at 410-326-2604.

Christina Allen
A professional artist for over 26 years, Allen has participated in a variety of juried exhibitions ranging from the local level all the way to the international level. She gets her inspiration from the Chesapeake Bay and the lifestyle of the rural countryside.

Christina Allen's work explores a variety of artistic mediums including painting and handweaving. Many of her paintings are watercolors and contain elements of realism in their reflections of St. Mary's County's unique landscape. Her painting entitled "Trossbach Farmstand," (displayed on right), is one of her works that will be on display in the Maryland, My Maryland Exhibit.

For more information about Christina Allen's artwork, please contact her via phone at 301-862-3421 or visit

If you would like to learn more about the Maryland, My Maryland Exhibit, please contact North End Gallery at 301-475-3130 or visit
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