Showing through March 31st.
Oil on canvas 2021, framed
24” x 24” x 2″
The redwoods have a spiritual effect on me and create a sense of awe, like being in a cathedral. They are specific to California and an icon of this state.
The highway is such an important piece of the landscape in the USA, so I often paint pictures of landscapes as seen from a car.
This is, Have a drink, 8×10 pastel on sanded paper, I did this just as the war started because of the stress, maybe it will ease the pain. It is in the gallery now.
I was on a photo safari in South Africa, when we spotted the remains of an impala up in a tree. Leopards are the only big cats that are capable of carrying that much weight into a tree. They do it to prevent losing their prey to scavengers. The leopard was gone, but we knew it would be back to finish it, so we returned the next morning before dawn. The Leopard was already in the tree eating. After a while, it came down and we trailed it for a while, before it entered an area filled with thorn trees and bushes, with thorns as long as 7 inches, before settling down at a spot where it seemed comfortable. The driver proceeded towards it, driving over trees and bushes. At times we had to dive down below the seat to avoid sweeping, barbed branches. Once we were as close as practical, we stopped, and it was time to take pictures. The sun was just coming over a rise, striking an area of the thicket yards away from the Leopard, but I guessed its movement would cause it to pass over the Leopard, if we waited where we were. I convinced the other passengers it was worth the try. They agreed to wait, and 30 minutes later the sunbeams began to hit the Leopard directly on the face and arm while the rest remained in shadow. I got the shot I had hoped for.
Recent works by Susan Antonini include Lawsons Landing (triptych)
and second piece hanging in gallery is Calm Seas, an acrylic and a (diptych)
Susan has been working in Acrylic most recently
She feels that ocean scenes are calming to paint
Susan believes a piece of art can bring you to another place
Art Gallery Napa Valley features work by Mosaic Artist Monica Curie-Johnson
‘Shattering Waves of Prejudice‘ is a recent work by her.
What materials/tools did you use to create it?_ Monica: stained glass, mirror and silver Jewelry.
Why did you create this piece? Monica: This work is a response to random hate crimes against Asian Americans to show the wave of hatred has shattering effects on the individual. The mirror represents that it reflects onto all of us.
Pen and ink drawing of Greek God Poseidon.
Nick created this for the Tampa Florida airport in 1975. It was one of a series of gods and goddesses.
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens invites artists to submit an application by March 4th to exhibit their original work at the 29th juried Art in the Gardens festival. The two-day event will take place on Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7 from 11:00am to 5:00pm.
For information and the online application, visit https://www.gardenbythesea.org/calendar/aig-2022-artist-app/
Janis Adams is busy with new art for the holidays. Janis writes:
I’ve attached pics of some new fused glass plates and bowls recently add to my booth at the Gallery. I’m doing new work for the upcoming Holidays and our push to encourage folks to GIVE ART and BUY LOCAL, especially since the “supply chain” appears to have major breaks in it. I’m also making new works to show at the AANV Holiday Pop Up on Saturday, December 4 at 3 locations:
- Art Center (4 artists)
- Jessel Gallery (9 artists) and at
- Teri Sandison’s home, 1212 Peppergrass St in Napa