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Local artist Jeanne Player's 'Aqua' chosen for regional exhibit

Jeanne Player's "Aqua" was selected for the current "Sea of Change" exhibit at the Virginia Beach Art Center.

Jeanne Player has loved to paint for as long as she can remember. She put that love mostly on hold over the years, first to earn a journalism degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to pursue a career in radio and real estate sales and to raise a family in Fayetteville.

But when she recently picked up her brushes and acrylics again, a friend raved about the results. That encouragement led to Player submitting one of her paintings for consideration for “Sea Of Change,” a Mid-Atlantic regional exhibition featuring artists from South Carolina to Pennsylvania. She was elated to learn her painting “Aqua” was among those chosen. The exhibit is on display at The Virginia Beach Art Center and is available for viewing virtually at www.artcentervb.org.

"I love water, and I love open spaces," Player said. "Aqua shows the beauty, peace and expanse of a wide open beach."

Player and her husband Richard plan to see the exhibit in person before it closes Sept. 27. In the meantime, her work is available on her website, jeanneplayerfineart.com.

"This is all very new to me," she said. "I'm enjoying myself."