“Motts Channel” by Merv Wilkinson (left) and “Untouched” by Mitchell Morton (right)
New Bern ArtWorks & Company Feature Artist Merv Wilkinson and Mitchell Morton
Reception: Friday, July 9th from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at New Bern ArtWorks & Company
Merv Wilkinson was born in rural England. Wilkinson started out studying a combination of academics and fine arts. He choose a long career in economics but maintained a connection to his art through creating illustrations for a corporate banking magazine. With his arrival in North Carolina he has had the opportunity to rekindle the real joy in his life by exploring paint on canvas.
Mitchell Morton speaks of his art as a quest – a journey with brushes and paint. He says, “I truly think we never fully evolve to that final “place” to which we all aspire… I see it as a continuous journey in which we grow, evolve, and change over time.” Mitchell’s keen eye is inspired by the beauty and charm of local coastal areas.
New Bern ArtWorks & Company is located at 323B Middle Street, downtown New Bern. The gallery can now be accessed through Port City Java or through the Bank of the Arts. Open Tuesday – Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, and Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Call 252-634-9002 or visit their website.
Submitted by: Donna Slade, CPSA, New Bern ArtWorks & Company