ADA — Old Bank Gallery presents an exhibit of Oklahoma landscapes by Paul Walsh, Roff, Nov. 8-30.

Walsh uses the Oklahoma landscape for his primary image often calling his paintings tree portraits. Sponsors say through his quiet compositions, color usage and textures, he interprets the subtle beauty of the local area in his unique style.

“I often worry about our modern lives disconnecting us from the land that nourishes us both physically andemotionally,” Walsh said. “As a child while traveling, I remember thinking about where dirt roads lead and often longed to stop and ‘wonder’ up a little creek. The feeling of exploration and awe is fragile and necessary to growth and joy.”

Sponsors say Walsh’s work have become popular because they strike a responsive chord among viewers who also love the land. His awards include the Heritage of the Forest award, first place in landscape painting and best of show at the Owa-Chito art show at Beaver’s Bend State Park. He exhibits his work at the Old Bank Gallery, Ada, Blue Apples Gallery in Norman, Debra Goldstein Gallery in Johnson City, Texas, and ‘J’ Gallery in Fayetteville, Ark.

He teaches art at Sulphur High School.

The gallery, 201 W. Main, Wednesdays through Saturday’s from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Walsh will greet visitors at a reception from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10.