Wareham artist paints pears, jellyfish for show

May 17, 2024

MARION — An oil painting of a pair of pears might be the talk of the Marion Council on Aging during May and June, thanks to an exhibit from the Bourne-Wareham Art Association. 

The painting by Wareham resident Susan Youngs hangs at the Marion Council on Aging in the Cushing Community Center as part of an art exhibition from the Association. It opened Friday, May 10.

Youngs’ painting of the two “buff” pears, suitably titled “Pair of Pears,” is one of three pieces she has displayed as part of the exhibition.

Also exhibited by Youngs is an abstract acrylic pour and an oil on board painting of a jellyfish.

“I just really like painting them,” Youngs said regarding the latter jellyfish work. “They’re beautiful. They’re transparent. I just think they’re gorgeous.”

“Deadly Encounter” has a wooden frame created by Youngs. She said she used strapping to make the frame.

“I sand the heck out of it,” Youngs said. “If you feel them, they’re just beautiful to touch.”

The Bourne-Wareham Art Association exhibit at the Marion Council on Aging has no theme, according to Patricia White, the president of the 60-year-old local artists group.

White said she has four oil landscape paintings part of the show at the community center.

“It's a great place to have artwork, and I'm really grateful that we get to show there,” she said.