October First Friday: Pennsylvania Artist Simonne Roy

Gallery 30, celebrating 40 years as an artistic and literary landmark in historic downtown Gettysburg, will host award-winning Pennsylvania Plein Air Artist, Simonne Roy, during the First Friday reception on October 4. Roy will be on hand to discuss her artistic process and the practice of Plein air painting. She will also unveil several new Gettysburg Battlefield and Gettysburg College paintings, which will be on display and for sale.

Pennsylvania native Simonne Roy's highly textured oil paintings are created by layering on the oil paint with a palette knife, a paintbrush or a combination of the two tools. She finds her inspiration in nature and has painted a wide variety of Central Pennsylvania landscapes, including Gettysburg.

“Seeing Simonne on the battlefield painting our historic landscapes adds a wonderful artistic experience to a Gettysburg visit," said Linda Atiyeh, owner of Gallery 30 in Gettysburg. "We are so pleased to offer Simonne Roy's pastoral Pennsylvania artwork at Gallery 30."

Roy was the featured artist of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania’s Celebration of the Arts in 2018.  Her painting "Sunflowers of Union County" took second place at the 2018 Celebration's annual art competition at Packwood House Museum. In 2017 two of her paintings won second and third prizes in the same competition. In 2016 she won the Robert Fuller Award for Impressionism for "The Pasture," at Art Association of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s “Man's Best Friends” show.  In 2015 she had a solo exhibit at Bucknell University.

Come meet Simonne Roy, explore local art, and enjoy a wine and cheese reception at Gallery 30 from 5:30-8:00 PM on Friday, October 4, 2019. Gallery 30 is located at 26 York Street in Gettysburg. For more information call 717-334-0335 or visit www.gallery30.com.

Linda Atiyeh: About the Author

The owner of Gallery 30 since 2007, Linda Atiyeh personally curates Gallery 30’s collection of American fine art and artisan crafts. Linda's inspired vision has empowered Gallery 30 to flourish while remaining true to the beliefs central to its incredible longevity and success. Over the years, Linda has redefined Gallery 30's artisan craft collection to place a greater emphasis on Pennsylvania and Gettysburg related products, and she has personally selected Gallery 30's exquisite handcrafted jewelry collection - drawn from around the world. Under Linda Atiyeh's direction, Gallery 30 expanded from its original 3,000 square feet location to its new home, a 9,100-square-foot lovingly restored historic property at 26 York Street.

A native Pennsylvanian, Linda Atiyeh takes great pride in her community and is committed to giving back to the region. Linda is on the board of directors of the Adams County Arts Council and the Historic Gettysburg Adams County Preservation Society. She is also a member of Main Street Gettysburg, Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association, the Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.