Diana Ozolins and Margy Nelson will be showing works on paper and canvas at the State of the Art Gallery. They are long term friends who met as natural science illustrators. Thirty years later, they still share an enduring love of nature, while exploring different styles and media. Diana paints primarily with oil and palette knife, and Margy draws in line and color on the computer. “Up Close and Personal,” their first joint show, runs from July 30 to August 31, 2014, at the State of the Art Gallery, 120 West State Street. There will be a reception for the artists on August 1 from 5-8 pm. The artists will be present at the gallery Saturdays in August.