Did any of the artists I covered in this series interest you? You could drop by to say hello, even if you don't plan to spend any money. Even more than sales, artists need attention for their work. Their art is their gift to the world. Your attention, appreciation, and admiration completes the gesture.
Can you remember the artists I wrote about? They were getting mixed up in my mind, so I thought I would write a brief review.
My Neighbor, the Artist: Christine Oliver does watercolors, collages, and a mix of the two that may include small symbolic items.
|Here's Looking at You, Chick|
Photo from Christine's website
When Pigs Fly: Jaki Ernst makes a wide range of whimsical book arts and crafts.
Layers of Clay: Martha Castillo makes abstract prints using liquid clay as a print medium.
|All that Jazz|
Photo from Martha's website
Golden California: Maralyn Miller paints the landscape of Northern California in acrylics, oils and pastels.
Putting His Own Spin on Reality: Ed Lucey favors water-soluble oils for a variety of subjects ranging from landscapes to still lifes.
Carving Out Relationships: Ruth Waters carves abstract sculpture from wood. She recently founded the Peninsula Art Museum.
A Bright New Art Destination: The Peninsula Art Museum and Art Institute is a great new resource to Burlingame and the surrounding area. The Institute includes studios for over 25 professional artists, and most of their studios will be open during Open Studios.
|Peninsula Museum of Art|
Photo by Dan L. Smith
When is a Painting Like a Jar of Jelly?: Kay Duffy is a watercolorist whose work is dominated by her interest in nature.
Photo from Kay's website
The Beauty is In the Details: Denise Howard uses colored pencils. She has treated a wide range of subjects, but she tends to emphasize close-up treatment of nature.
|Tree of Character|
I have my plan together, with three visits scheduled. My husband agreed to be my art buddy. I'm really looking forward to it.
Don't wait to see what happens. You know you have to make a plan or it won't get done.