Ann updated on her display at Art Gallery Napa Valley today. Ann writes, “I decided that I should unify my exhibit to display a single medium.” Ann comments that there is an ongoing debate amongst artists about how best to display ones work. Some feel a variety of mediums best informs the viewer about the artist, while others maintain that a consistent look and feel is desirable. The latter is the approach of Open Studios Napa Valley where Ann has participated in recent years, that is when she not been traveling in September.
Marlene writes “ “Bubblegum “ is an ink painting: 14 x 14. I began this ink series when I found Zentangles designs several years ago. I liked the meditative aspect of repeated designs in Ink and color patterns. Zentangles and pattern paintings are part of my creative lexicon.
Inktober celebrates creations composed with inks and is highlighted the month of October.
Bubblegum is displayed at the Artist of The Valley, 1307 First Street. Napa, CA.
Marlene writes, “I became fascinated with the night sky. This spring I viewed the full moon several consecutive nights. I covered amazing colors and values of blue gray lit by the moon. A new painting series was born, I am now working on the 10th canvas in this series. Four of the canvases are in the Art Gallery Napa Valley at 1307 First Street, downtown Napa.
I am driven to create. I make abstract paintings that sometimes contain elements of realism.
My work explores gestural movement and layering of color, texture, and line to create a multitude of connections. It can be messy and dramatic, but if you listen to the patterns you may create your own visual music.
The possibilities are endless and I hope that inspires other creatives to explore art in daily life.
Photographer Geoff Hansen is currently exhibiting in Petaluma’s Virtual Art in the Park . This online exhibition extends through the month of August and includes several new images, including “Rusty Relic”, shown below. This print is available in Art Gallery Napa Valley in a couple of different sizes.