An exhibition of oil paintings by Denise Dumont, “Capturing the Light: Landscapes of the Delmarva and Beyond,” is now on display in the Historic Odessa Foundation's Visitors Center through Oct. 15.

The landscape paintings of Delaware artist Denise Dumont are inspired by the shores of the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays and by the places she’s come to know along the New England coast.

An exhibition of oil paintings by Dumont, “Capturing the Light: Landscapes of the Delmarva and Beyond,” is now on display in the Historic Odessa Foundation’s Visitors Center through Oct. 15.

Dumont’s impressionistic landscapes, from the rolling dunes of Cape Henlopen State Park and Cape Cod National Seashore to the industrial buildings surrounding Baltimore Harbor, capture the essence of a scene with subtle, serene hues.

Dumont, who was born in New York City and lives in Milton, Delaware, earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1984 from Parsons School of Design in New York City and also studied at the School of the Visual Arts. She has won numerous awards for landscape painting from the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover and from juried competitions throughout Delaware, Virginia, and Maryland.

“I’ve put a million miles on the paintbrush over the years, as the saying goes, and I am enjoying my journey along the next million,” said Dumont.

The exhibition “Capturing the Light: Landscapes of the Delmarva and Beyond,” now on display through Oct. 15, is free with admission to the Historic Houses of Odessa.

A member of the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM), the Historic Houses of Odessa, owned and operated by the Historic Odessa Foundation, are open to the public March through December, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday by reservation.

General admission is $10 for adults, $8 for groups, seniors and students, and free for children under 6. Member discounts are available.

Through the end of December, the Historic Odessa Foundation offers regular tours of its landmark Delaware properties that house the foundation’s collection of more than 6,000 objects and furnishings that span an interpretive period in regional decorative arts from 1760 through 1850.

The houses and the foundations collections provide a background for a variety of events and educational programs for the public and schools throughout the season, including exhibits, lectures, entertainment, community and fundraising events.

For more information on the Historic Odessa Foundation’s 2017 season tours, special exhibits, and Living History Education Program, visit www.historicodessa.org, or call 302-378-4119.