Catherine C. Martin, UNCW alumnus and accomplished expressionist painter, debuts new work in “Bright Lights, Bold Strokes.” Combining everything she has learned in her many years of painterly experience, this exhibition culminates in a collection of evocative figurative, landscape, and architectural pieces.

Her bright colors contrast with her use of shadows and minimal bold brushstrokes portraying the love between a mother and child, the vista at the end of a journey, or the ennui of a teenager create images that are burned on the retina of memory.