Aina Nergaard-Nammack and Marta Nammack in Inspirations

From July 6 to August 3, CAMP Rehoboth will feature the mother-daughter duo of Aina Nergaard-Nammack and Marta Nammack in the art exhibit “Inspirations.” Head into town on July 12, Meter-less Monday, from 5 to 7 p.m., to attend the courtyard reception and see the art on display in the gallery.  

Aina is a colorist working with abstract forms, both representational and nonrepresentational, and Marta is a talented photographer. Each artist uses their medium to communicate in individual ways. Both artists use art to tell a story and show life and nature in an interesting light. 

Aina is inspired by the act of painting itself. “Don’t believe any artist who tells you that he works when he is inspired,” she says. “That doesn’t work. You work, and then you get inspired. It is hard work. It is fun, but it is hard.” She extracts what she feels and imagines forms and colors in equilibrium. “My nonrepresentational forms flow as part of a rhythmical interplay.” The result is a vibrant, balanced composition. When she takes time to notice the intriguing shapes and patterns all around her, she feels inner peace. 

Marta is inspired by the world around us. “There is always a different way of seeing the beauty, whether it be the expression in a subject’s eyes, interactions between people or animals, the patterns made in nature, or a combination of shapes, shadows, and light. The beauty and simplicity of life on the coast is especially evident in the early morning and at dusk, when the light is more dramatic, and the beaches are less crowded. The mesmerizing shapes and patterns in these images provide some order and calm to this sometimes-chaotic world.”  

These artists inspire each other! Marta’s photograph “Clouds, Sunbeams and Water” served as inspiration for Aina’s painting of the same name. The special mother-daughter bond inspired each of them to create portraits of the other.  

Interested individuals can also stop by CAMP Rehoboth, 37 Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE, Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to see the exhibition. Private tours may be arranged by emailing artshow@camprehoboth.com.