Saturday, August 5th, 3:00pm-7:00pm;
Sunday, August 6th, 2:00pm-6:00pm
Bold colors, geometric patterns, and botanical profiles capture the eye in Erik Abel’s artwork. Inspired by his love of the ocean, surfing and travel, Abel’s work articulates the spirit of the water and awe of nature.
His roots as a California surfer intermingle with his experiences traveling to the South Pacific and Central America, imparting an organic, tribal style to his subjects and compositions. Upon a closer look, Abel’s graphic imagery unfolds to........
Artist, visionary, innovator, and musician are just a few words that help describe Jon Rattenbury. An Artist of international stature, Rattenbury is probably best known for his attention to detail, his use of vibrant colors and light, and his portrayal of nature's awe-inspiring beauty. Through his work, we are able to experience a dreamlike vision of the natural world around us.
Born in Cheltenham, England in 1966, Rattenbury's family immigrated to America when he was just 3 years old settling in Northern California. Though completely self-taught as an artist, Jon draws on his family and childhood experiences for his artistic ability. Both his mother and grandmother have strong musical talents. ......
Marine Life Artist Wyland has earned the distinction as one of America’s most unique creative influences, and a leading advocate for marine resource conservation. An accomplished painter, sculptor, photographer, writer, and SCUBA diver, he has traveled the farthest reaches of the globe for more than twenty-five years, capturing the raw power and beauty of the undersea universe.
Alan has been painting for over 50 years. In that time, he has captured thousands of images of wildlife from around the world. He has travelled extensively on field trips to destinations such as Madagascar, Alaska, Peru and Antarctica – to name just a few! Alan is a native of the North of England and has studied the fauna of Yorkshire. For the last five years, he has been living in France and has enjoyed getting to know the birds of the mid and southern regions and learning their migratory routes over his backyard.
I live in the Sierras between Sacramento and Tahoe with my husband, Chuck and our golden retriever, Rocky on 5 beautiful "mountain top" acres. I have been inspired to draw, study and paint all of my life with the never ending focus on the play of light on living creatures, whether they be trees, rocks, or breathing beings. (Yes, I live in California and am kind of a hippy, jock, tree hugger) I was asked once why I paint by a well known plein air painter. I told him quickly, "It's me, it's what I do" Well, later that same day as I headed out to paint, I realized that when I paint I get to become very intimate with my subject. I see it/them for what they really are. Light. Color, Radiance. I'm brought to tears every time. That's why I paint. To share that. To show that. To live that. Wow. Here I go again...tearing up......
Marietta Bajer was born in Kraków, Poland in 1957. Her grandfather was an art historian and poet, who spent countless hours teaching young Marietta about European art. She sketched and colored her own renditions of old famous paintings that she studied in her grandfather’s books. Even though Marietta did not have formal art training, creating artwork is effortless and shows her love of life.