SHARON — Sharon Historical Society & Museum announces the opening of a solo exhibition of paintings by local artist Robert Patrick Coombs titled “Places I remember... paintings by Robert Patrick Coombs” on Saturday, Feb. 3.

The show opening will include a public reception from 5-7 p.m. with refreshments and no admission. A portion of all purchases support the Sharon Historical Society & Museum’s mission.

Painting in oil, acrylics and watercolors, Coombs’ style is best described as mix of contemporary impressionism and realism. The exhibit features a variety of subjects including local landscapes, coastal and beach scenes along with still life and floral pieces and will run through March 16.

Coombs is a part-time Sharon resident and an award winning artist with a background in graphic design and art direction. After beginning his fine art career, he was featured in an article in the August/September 2013 issue of Professional Artist Magazine, and his painting “Cherry Blossoms” appeared on the magazine’s cover.

In 2015, Coombs was elected a member of the prestigious Salmagundi Club in New York City. Coombs has exhibited his work at a solo show in MetroTech Center in Brooklyn NY, at Lexington Co. in East Hampton and in Montauk, NY.

His work has also been featured in a number of group shows at the Sharon Historical Society & Museum and at Irondale Schoolhouse in Millerton.

Gallery SHS is located at the Sharon Historical Society & Museum, 18 Main Street, Route 41, Sharon, CT. The gallery and museum are open Saturday from 10-2 and Wednesday through Friday from 12-4, and by appointment. For more information and directions to Gallery SHS, call 860-364-5688.

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