Come visit the Mattapoisett Free Public Library between October 1 and October 31 to see an exhibit entitled, Sail Away with Me by local artist Barbara Edlund Healy. Healy’s paintings reflect the quiet beauty of the New England coast. Her oil and acrylic paintings are inspired by the diverse colors of light, atmosphere and nature. Healy uses color to enliven peaceful landscapes, seascapes and gardens. Her paintings try to be more than a snapshot, giving a feel of the breeze on a summer sail or a memory of an evening walk. Brushstrokes over glimpses of color intentionally reveal some of the painting process. After growing up in South Windsor CT, Barbara attended UMASS Dartmouth. Her degree in textile design has given her a background in color, but she often paints plein air to learn from nature. Just some of the awards she has received are from the Westport Art Group, Cape Cod Art Center, Cuttyhunk Plein Air, SouthCoast Artists’ Annual Theme and Wet Paint Padanaram Harbor. She is a juried artist member of the Cape Cod Art Center.