July-August Exhibit: Kathy O'Leary

We're so excited to feature landscape paintings by local artist Kathy O'Leary. Sixteen works are on display in our shop windows through August. And a select number of paintings will be available as free posters starting July 13th.

Black Oak Chorus Line by Kathy O'Leary

Black Oak Chorus Line by Kathy O'Leary

Kathy O'Leary:

Twenty six years after making a mid-life career change from the natural food business to art, I continue to work everyday at honing my skills and expanding my vision as a painter.

As a California native, I believe our state has some of the most beautiful and varied landscapes of anywhere I have traveled, yet it was the incredible variety and beauty of Humboldt County that inspired me to become primarily a landscape painter in the first place.  After experimenting with several mediums, I discovered that oils gave me the most vibrant color, and the most flexibility, for working on both small and large sized canvases, indoors and on location.

While I continue to paint close to home, I also take several trips each year to photograph and paint on location (plein air) throughout the state.  Most of my smaller paintings are done outside on location.  I use field sketches, and my photographs for development of larger pieces in my studio in Old Town, Eureka.

Over the years I have had representation in several galleries through out the state, however, my longterm representation continues to be galleries in Sacramento and Burlingame.  Much of my work can be viewed on the internet at: kathyoleary.com, and on Facebook at Kathy O’Leary Fine Art.  In addition my work can be seen locally at my studio by appointment, and in Trinidad, at the Trinidad Art Gallery (an artist’s co-op), and Strawberry Rock Gallery, as well as in juried exhibitions locally and outside of our region.

California Back Roads

California Back Roads

Works around Humboldt:

My work can be seen locally at my studio by appointment, and in Trinidad, at the Trinidad Art Gallery (an artist’s co-op), and Strawberry Rock Gallery, as well as in juried exhibitions locally and outside of our region.

Morning on the Coast

Morning on the Coast

May-June Exhibit: Joyce Jonté

We're so excited to feature watercolor paintings by local artist Joyce Jonté. Fourteen works are on display in our shop windows through June. And the three lovely pieces below will be available as free 12x18" posters.

"18th Street Magnolia" by Joyce Jonte

"18th Street Magnolia" by Joyce Jonte

Joyce Jonté:

"Born in Berkeley, California in 1957, I moved to Arcata from the Bay Area in 1974 to study art at HSU, graduating in 1979 with emphases in representational drawing, landscape painting, and life drawing. I have pursued a passionate study of watercolor technique over the ensuing years. I am well known in Northern California for my figurative and floral works.

I facilitate the Arcata Life Drawing Circle at StewART Studios in Arcata (drawing.nu) which meets three times a week. I work as an art educator in local schools and at my studio at StewART Studios."

One of many lovely Arcata Artisans featured paintings.

One of many lovely Arcata Artisans featured paintings.

works around Humboldt:

Joyce's paintings are displayed year round in Arcata at the Arcata Artisans Cooperative Gallery, Core Pilates Studio, and Hot Knots; in Trinidad at Strawberry Rock Gallery; in McKinleyville at Edward Jones; and in Eureka at Here & There in Old Town.

Figure painting from an Arcata Life Drawing Circle session. 

Figure painting from an Arcata Life Drawing Circle session. 

March Exhibit: Richard Duning

For March and April, we are featuring fourteen photographs from Richard Duning's new book, Succumb to the Images. Three different pieces will be available weekly as free 12x18" posters. To see the posters, click here.

Selected works from Succumb to the Images

 

Making a book: Production process