Artwork by Tom MacConnell of Montville is on display through February at Gibbs Library in Washington. Submitted photo

Artwork by Tom MacConnell will be on display at the Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road in Washington, through February.

There are three of a series of large untitled watercolors and four large photographic prints.

MacConnell has been creating art for more than 50 years, mostly from his home base in Montville. Originally raised in North Carolina and Florida, he struck out for Europe after a year of study with John Roy at Florida State. Over the next few years, he self-educated in the great museums and libraries of Europe as well as studied etching and printmaking at the University of Stockholm, according to a news release from the library.

Upon returning to the states in the mid-’60s, his interest turned to photography. MacConnell photographed widely across the U.S., and Mexico, especially Maine, New Orleans and Seattle. He was strongly influenced by photographer Ernst Haas, who was his teacher and friend.

He returned to painting in 1996, with large oil and acrylic paintings dominating the work. Most recently he has returned to watercolors and has steadily produced in his Montville studio.

Past exhibits include Colby College Museum of Art (photography), Carver Hill Gallery in Rockport (photography and painting), and the Gibbs Library.

The library may announce a reception at the close of the show if the COVID risk level comes down.

The library is open from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday; 9 a.m. to noon and 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday; 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

For more information, call 207-845-2663.