Sunday, Jan 24, 2021 at 11:00am
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Donna McGinnis, Jill Keller Peters, Teresa Saluzzo
As soon as you enter our front room gallery, you will the walls adorned with large abstractions created by three of our studio artists. Abstract oil and acrylic paintings can reflect so many different emotions depending on who the viewer is.
Donna McGinnis paints in the genre of landscape, yet "landscapes" is too simple a description for her paintings. Her work is modern in composition; the horizon determines the mood and narrative that will develop. With the swirling of brushwork and layering of glazes, she creates her signature style of softness and a painting that glows from within.
Jill Keller Peters's knowledge and practice of color and light have matured from two areas of study. First, she explored light and its effect on film at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara. "When I go into my studio to paint, I am mindful of the strength of the beauty, light, and color. Expressing these elements with oil paint ushers in a whole new world of depth and design," she says. "When I look to grace and beauty, and I am open and reach for that higher thought, the painting in progress becomes a talisman, a prayer. I am devoted to creating strong, rich, luminous oil paintings using color as my language. The result is a force of creativity and wholeness."
Teresa Saluzzo grew up in a family of artists and has been working in the art field since she was a child. She is a colorist who imbues her oil, acrylic, and pastel work with a palate based on her inner vision. Teresa believes that art is not a rarefied intellectual distillate, but an intensified brilliant life. "Although I don't stay in any one style, my inspiration comes from two sources," she says. "There's the turn-of-the-century California Impressionists; their bold color and immediacy with paint drew my attention and truly helped create my vision. And then there's living in one of the most beautiful areas of the world, the Northern California coast. I work towards painting the stories of the land."
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