Janet Juel Cook, of Swampscott, taught elementary school in town until her early retirement.
Now she is enjoying a second career as an artist, and her work is on view at the The Gallery at Grosvenor Park in Salem through April 28.
Cook majored in art at college, studied with the late Ken Herwitz of Marblehead, and later with Robert Farris of Lynn.
Cook draws her inspiration from her native North Shore area, depicting familiar outdoor scenes of the ocean, beach, landscapes, gardens and children playing. The Salem exhibit also features artist Michael Reardon of Lynn.
Grosvenor Park is in Vinnin Square, at 7 Loring Hills Ave., Salem.
An opening public reception will be held on Sunday, April 3, from 3 to 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served by Grosvenor Park.
Call 978 741-5700 for information.