Sarah McRae Morton and Alexandra Tyng shows will be on view in June at Dowling Walsh Gallery, 365 Main St., in Rockland.

McRae Morton grew up in rural Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where she still keeps a hayloft studio above the horse stalls in her family’s barn. Her work is wildly romantic, with an earthy palate and energetic movement across the canvas that quiets on distinct moments. Morton’s paintings are focused around histories, the written, the drawn, the told around campfires. They blur together in compositions that draw on family lore, the canon of art history, the natural world, and mythology to create dreamscape pictures that at once serve as vessels of memory and perpetuate hope.

Tyng’s paintings combine traditional methods with a contemporary viewpoint. Her work focuses on people in the process of living and interacting in their own environments. In other paintings the figures become distant focal points while the setting predominates. Alex’s landscapes range from intimate views of particular places to mountaintop panoramas to large-scale aerial views of the glacially carved land formations of coastal Maine.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment on Sunday and Monday. For more information, visit

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