ART TRAILS 2021
SATELLITE PREVIEW EXHIBIT
Featuring exhibiting & studio artists
Exhibition dates: Aug 27 - Sept. 26, 2021
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"movement in our oceans"
Featured exhibiting artist
exhibiting May 1 - July 30, 2021
Our front room is full of depth and motion thanks to exhibiting artist
Teresa Ferrari who is our featured artist.
Words from Teresa Ferrari herself:
There is something about the ocean that draws me to hear and see her. She gives me comfort and peace as waves move endlessly to the shore. Her creatures are complex yet simple in their daily existence. Mother Nature is perfect. I don’t try to recreate it. I try to interpret what I have seen. I try to envision it through the eyes
and mind of an impressionist. The emotion and colors I hope to share influence my collectors to experience it.
I believe that the best way to capture the oceans and her waters is by the bold strokes of oils. As you look at my work you will see the inspired use of color in hints of Van Gogh and Monet. The strokes of color suggest motion and movement giving a sense of life to each of the animals in the scenes. The same is true for water movement and landscapes. Color evokes movement in a still work.
My collectors tell me they can get lost in a piece because motion, whether in the trees or animals, gives them a sense of awareness.
These works were also inspired by a lifelong relationship with water beginning when I was a child learning to swim. I teach people to relax in water, to share water. I have taken my love for water to the worlds oceans and learned to scuba dive.
Many of the works that you will experience are originals from pictures I have taken at depth. Now, I hope to share them with you.
Showcase Gallery Artist
exhibiting June 1 - Aug 31, 2021
Painter Mylette Welch was born in the sun-drenched, color saturated island of Oahu. Her family moved 3 years later to dusty, dry Bakersfield. “Something was missing. “She remembers thinking, ”Where did all the color go?” For anyone who has seen Welch’s paintings, its obvious that the color went into her playful portraits of stray dogs, children, old diners, and rusty trucks.
Mylette’s paintings are rooted in the Sonoma County landscape- nostalgic places , farmer’s markets, the vineyards, neighbor’s gardens. Occasionally her paintings veer off into a surrealistic world of dreams and memories, where goldfish swim around the kitchen and accordions fly through the night sky.
“I like dreams bumping against reality,” she says, comparing this juxtaposition to the moment when you first wake up and your dream is “out in the room somewhere.”
Her old yellow lab mix, Gus emerged as a major subject in many of her works. That will not change even though he has passed on. Her two pugs Winky and Buster are trying to take over for Gus. They were adopted from Pug Pro Rescue in Sacramento. Both of her dogs enjoy working with Mylette in the studio.
Other animals found their way into Mylette’s works, her grandma’s dog Stubby, Bee-Bee the Shelter’s rotund mascot, Tuna the cat and old Floyd the neighbor dog. In time animal lovers were bringing their family members to be included in the fantasy. Once she paints a dog, he will turn up in paintings for years to come “There are so many dogs to paint and so little time.”
She has developed a series of paintings inspired by the question ”what do dogs do late at night-on the loose?” Recently she has been working on a series of political paintings and large floral works.
Mylette’s work can be found in galleries and shows throughout the area and beyond. “I like to also show in alternative settings like restaurants, schools and the dog groomer.” You may be eating dinner and see a dog and a couple of pigs grinning down at you from one of Mylette’s paintings.
When she paints, Mylette works fast and likes to listen to really good music in the company of a sweet Pug with three shades of paint on his tail. I try to have a good time, ”she said. “When people view my work hope it makes them smile.”
Her Sebastopol studio can be visited by appointment 707-433-7581