The Mattie King Davis Art Gallery at the Beaufort Historic Site is excited to welcome artist Lynda Harris for a show on April 7 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. Harris is no stranger to the gallery has been an active member, featured as an Old Homes Tour artist, and held her own show in 2020. She creates stunning coastal scenes that fly out of the gallery as soon as they enter!

Harris is a Raleigh, North Carolina-based artist who paints primarily with oils and acrylics, with an exquisite skill of catching the beautiful landscapes of Coastal North Carolina. She will be the gallery’s featured artist for the months of April and May.

After winning a local drawing contest in third grade, Harris was hooked on creating. She ultimately decided to make a living as a landscape architect, but after a 30-year career, she retired and found her new obsession with painting.

With a constantly evolving style, Harris strives to paint light with beautiful brushstrokes in each of her paintings. She loves the feeling of putting the paint on the canvas using a “wet in wet” technique and adores layering and creating unusual textures. As a child, Harris spent many long summer vacations with her grandparents and cousins in the countryside of western North Carolina where there were cows, chickens, horses, birds, as well as many dirt roads, forests, and fields. Much of her art now reflects her fond memories of those bygone days and disappearing landscapes.

Don’t miss this free show and take home one of her lovely pieces! For more information about Harris or the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery, please visit, Harris’ website, call 252-728-5225, or stop in at the gallery! The gallery is located on the grounds of the Beaufort Historic Site at 130 Turner Street and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 – 4 p.m.