There will be no shortage of color inside or outside Wilton Library when the library’s latest art exhibition, A World of Color — Paintings by John Maurer, opens Friday, Oct. 11 with a reception from 6 to 7:30.

The show will also bring a bit of the Continent to Wilton, as Mr. Maurer’s oil and acrylic paintings are primarily scenes from places he has personally visited over the past decade, most notably Europe.

“An early affinity with the French impressionists and expressionists continues to influence my work along with several contemporary artists whom I find inspiring,” Mr. Maurer said. I try to approach each new work with a fresh eye for color, line and textural variation. My choice of tools is primarily the palette knife but this has grown to include a greater use of brushes and paper towels into the painting process as well as charcoal and pastel. The subject matter is unlimited as I continue to travel in search of views that are unattainable in this hemisphere.”

He primarily exhibits in juried art festivals in the United States. A partial list includes: The Outdoor Art Festival of the Bruce Museum in Greenwich; Coconut Grove Art Festival in Miami, Fla.; Art on the Square in Belleville, Ill.; Armonk Outdoor Art Show in Armonk, N.Y.; Port Clinton and Gold Coast Art Fairs in Chicago, and Metris Uptown Art Festival in Minneapolis, Minn. His paintings are in numerous private collections in the United States and abroad. Mr. Maurer currently lives and works in St. Petersburg, Fla. and Bristol, Conn.

The exhibition runs through Wednesday, Oct. 30. A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library.

Information: wiltonlibrary.org, click on Events, or 203-762-3950, ext. 213.