‘Scenes of South Walton’ shine at Hidden Lantern

Published: Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 02:41 PM.

Cain began painting 25 years ago when she moved to Niceville. These days she mostly paints from photos and has painted Turkey Creek over and over again, she said.

"I am inspired by its chaotic wildwoods," she said.

Even though Cain might use the same photo a number of times, she said each painting comes out different.

The artist entered three paintings for the show and the one that took Best in Show was her favorite, she said.

"But I was surprised and shocked that I won," said Cain.

The second-place ribbon was awarded to Seagrove's Melody Bogle for her "The Blue Lupines of WaterSound," a sight familiar to most locals. "The Blue Lupines" is an 8 by 16-inch oil on linen depicting the area's majestic and scruffy dunes that are protected and loved by visitors and residents.

This exhibit is a cooperative arrangement between the South Walton Community Council and the gallery, and a portion of the sales of each painting go to SWCC.

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