One of the beautiful things about nature is that it's freeâminus the cost of mosquito bites, sun burns, poison ivy and other sweet treats provided by the outdoors. But for some, avoiding bites and burns is priceless. Or, if not exactly priceless, worth forking over $15,000 if that means they get the view without the itchy-scratchy. So they buy one of Jim Woodson's vibrant oil landscape paintings. Woodson's work is on display through April 26 during Continuous Mediating Contingencies (Paintings of the High Deserts of Texas and New Mexico) at the Valley House Gallery, 6616 Spring Valley Road, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call 972-239-2441.
Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: April 14. Continues through April 26, 2008