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Finding The Light
Saturday, July 10th from 4-6:30 p.m.

The Mark Bettis Studio & Gallery will host an exhibition of works by local Asheville Artist David Sheldon. Opening Reception will be on July 10th, 2021 and exhibition will be shown until July 24, 2021.


In difficult times Finding the Light can be a challenge. For painter, David Sheldon, looking to nature during pandemic times has been his source for not only inspiration, but a means to connect with something greater. Without the sun’s life-giving rays of light there would be no life on Earth as we know it. With that in mind, David seeks out moments in nature that are charged with light, sometimes directly, sometimes subtly - but it is always there in some capacity. Painting ecstatic moments in nature is his way of expressing something eternal and lasting and hopefully transmitting something of real substance to the viewer.

 "As far as I'm concerned, there's really no way to 'depict' the sublime reality of nature with a traditional painting, so I don't even try. But one can create a painting that is an equally compelling experience by allowing the paint to have its own voice and presence that expresses the artist’s direct experience of nature, and that's what I try to do". — David Sheldon


Finding the Light will debut with an opening reception from 4pm until 6:30pm on July 10th, 2021 at Mark Bettis Studio & Gallery located at 123 Roberts Street in the River Arts District’s historic WEDGE building. All the works on display will be offered for sale. The reception will give guests the opportunity to meet and talk with the artist about his creative process, learn what shapes and fuels his work and ask questions. Refreshments and light hors d’ouevres will be served.

Finding the Light  will be on view from July 10th through July 24th, 2021, Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-5pm. For more information on the exhibition and the Mark Bettis Studio & Gallery, please visit or contact Mr. Bettis at 941-587-9502 or