Sun, September 15, 2019, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
UPSTAIRS ART GALLERY
Date: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8/15/19
SEPTEMBER EXHIBIT: Oceans 21
EXHIBIT DATES: September 1 – September 29, 2019
Artist Reception: Sunday, September 15, 2019, 3 pm to 6 pm: stop by the gallery to celebrate the show with artists, Beverly Bird and Linda Barretta; refreshments will be served.
Beverly Bird presents Oceans 21, a collection of paintings exploring multiple aspects of our ocean-related experience. Works include seascapes, sculpted shorelines, and boats, even a glacier. Highlighting both our own breathtaking Sonoma Coast and the magnificent Oregon coast, many of the paintings were painted in plein air. Using acrylics, these paintings often feature textural passages emphasizing details and planes. From forceful wave action to a peaceful shoreline sunset, Bird’s paintings capture the range of the ocean’s moods. Viewing this collection, one can almost smell the salty air. “The ocean has always been a creative inspiration for me. I love how its constancy is colored by ever-changing shifts in mood. I work to capture this feeling in my ocean scenes, “noted the artist.
A Sonoma County artist, Bird was raised in Southern California and has always lived near the ocean. As a child, ocean scenes became a favorite subject for the young art student. A graduate in Art from CSU Long Beach, Bird subsequently studied landscape painting with master artists. An annual participant in the Art at the Source Open Studio program, her work has been selected for a number of exhibits in the region.
The Small Works Showcase on the stairway features “A Summer Diary” by Linda Barretta. Celebrating the colors of summer, Barretta presents paintings of flower gardens and farms, filled with sun drenched light and color. Painted in plein air using oil and acrylic, flowers inspire these works. A seasoned painter, known for her striking use of color, Barretta’s current body of work is mainly in oils, while her first medium was acrylic. She tapped into both mediums to create this delightful small works collection.
Upstairs Art Gallery, 306 Center Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448(707) 431-4214 Open daily 11-6
1. Beverly Bird, “The Wave” acrylic
2. Linda Barretta, “Lavender Field Morning Shadows” acrylic
For further information: Contact: Beverly Bird, Press Contact, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-799-1490.
Upstairs Art Gallery
306 Center Street