Opening Reception: FRIDAY, MARCH 9TH, 2018– from 5pm to 8pm
Type of Art: FINE ART WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS
Exhibit Beginning: MARCH 1, 2018 Exhibit Ending: MARCH 29, 2018
Location: GALLERY AT MARINA SQUARE, 601 EMBARCADERO, SUITE 10, MORRO BAY, CA 93442
Event Contact Number: 805-772-1068
Sarah is a signature member of the Iowa watercolor Society and has won a 1st, a 3rd and two 5th place ribbons in their Annual Jury Show. She has exhibited in many shows in California, Minnesota and Iowa.
Virginia has spent endless hours exploring the back roads of San Luis Obispo County seeking those bits of landscape that are visually stimulating. Virginia works primarily in watercolors and mixed media and is a colorist at heart. She builds most of her pieces in a wet-on-wet process (wet watercolor paints on wet watercolor paper) resolving the pieces as the paper slowly dries. She creates the forms with rich colors that she plays off against contrasting colors thereby subduing them while preserving their presence in layers of color. She often mixes the watercolor process with work using colored pencils, pastel, charcoal, and pencil.
Virginia received her education in fine arts at the University of California, Berkeley. She has taken additional classes at The California College of Arts and Crafts and in independent workshops.
In California, Hope has extended her fine arts studies through academic classes at Cal Poly, and through professional workshops with Robert Reynolds, Helmuth Wegner, Kolan Peterson, Tom Lynch, and others.
Her primary medium is transparent watercolor. Using vibrant colors in sometimes unusual combinations; in clean and at times simple settings, she emphasizes her love for the beauty of living things and outdoor scenes that can brighten our lives.