Haynes Galleries in Thomaston is pleased to present the pastels of New England realist Cindy House. For the month of August, her precise pastel landscapes, an ode to nature in its untouched state, will be on view in their own gallery. She renders landscapes in such detail that viewers can almost feel the elements as they look upon the paintings. This is not only a chance for viewers to dive into House’s work, but also an invitation to look, pause, and reflect on the natural world around them. “With so much of the American landscape being destroyed or under development today, it’s important for landscape painters to document the remnants of the natural world that still remain,” House writes in Art Journey America Landscapes: 89 Painters’ Perspectives. “To paint the beauty of the land … captures an image for the viewer to contemplate.” The show runs through the end of August. For more information visit haynesgalleries.com.