Maya Eventov is known as the "Palette Knife Painter." Maya loves rich, bold and bright colors of Mediterranean and often portrays scenes from her travels in her landscapes and even as a background for her still-life. Maya developed a technique of etching on oil and wants to share with you the warmth of afternoon sun and the heat of the sidewalk, the smell of exotic flowers and the taste of ripe fruit. Join us at the gallery July 20th and 21st while Maya paints live and invites us into her artistic world of romance and bliss.
Mackenzie’s work is honest and immediate. He rarely plans a painting ahead of time, but rather explodes onto the paper or canvas with an urgency that allows him to realize the emotion he is experiencing at that exact moment. Mackenzie uses his hands and fingers as extensions of the pastel sticks. He works that pastel into the subtle blending of colors with his hands. The precision of his more graphic compositions is achieved with the same explosive energy.
Giuseppe Palumbo’s whimsical, anthropomorphic sculptures delve into the human psyche through irony, wit and humor. By applying classical techniques to his contemporary subjects, Giuseppe’s textured and spirited bronzes embody the essence of each being he portrays. The surprising humanization of common animals urges the viewer to identify with the creatures and forge surprisingly intense emotional connection with the artwork, shattering not only the barriers between viewer and artwork, but between human and beast. Join us August 3rd and 4th for hors d'oeuvres and refreshments as Palumbo performs a live-demo.
Rolinda Stotts is the creator of "Bella Rotta," meaning Beautifully Imperfect. Rolinda uses a ten-step, labor-intensive process to achieve the worn and broken look of her art. Inspired by her love for family, nature and Italy, each piece is spiritually connected to Rolinda and no two pieces are alike nor perfect. Join us as we host Rolinda at the gallery for hors d'oeurves, live painting and dedications August 10th and 11th.
Jack Storms' glass sculpting begins at the heart of the design, by creating a core of lead crystal which is cut, polished and laminated creating reflective mirrors. When wrapped in optical glass, the refraction of light as it passes through the glass art creates rainbows of hypnotic color. The 10-week process of repetitive cutting, grinding and polishing requires intense passion and rigid self discipline. Join us at the gallery, August 17th and August 18th, for refreshments as Jack dedicates and presents his work.
Eric Christensen is a celebrated Napa Valley wine artist. He is the only known artist capable of hyper-realism using traditional, transparent watercolor. Due to his strong background in painting, botany and gourmet cooking, Christensen exquisitely captures the romance of wine country in his landscapes and still-life. Join us at the gallery on August 24th and 25th as we host Eric Christensen for live painting and dedications.
Michael Flohr is an abstract expressionist who effortlessly captures the movement and energy of his nightlife and cityscapes. Flohr's brushstroke technique combined with his masterful use of light creates a sense of "déjà vu" for the outsider looking in. His interpretation of light and ability to convey multiple senses in his paintings is what has made his work so desirable. Join us on September 1st and 2nd for refreshments as Michael Flohr dedicates his work and paints live at the gallery.
Alexander Volkov was born in Russia in 1960. He started painting with oil as a high school student and in 1986 graduated from the Department of Physics at Leningrad State University. Following graduation Alexander worked as an animator at Leningrad Studio of Science Films and later as a stage artist in a small Leningrad theatre.
Combining a lifelong fascination with architecture, landscape and still life subjects, Alexander brings drama and poetic expression into his work. With his unique vision, he merges mood and atmosphere, evoking powerful emotions that create harmony. Join us on September 15th for refreshments as Alexander Volkov paints live at the gallery.
Michael Parkes' is the world's leader in Magical Realism. He is a master of stone lithographs, bronze sculptures and oil paintings. The subjects of his artwork seem to merge the realms of the dream world and reality. His work evokes a mysterious atmosphere, influenced by ancient mythology and eastern philosophy. Join us at the gallery on September 29th for hors d'ourves as Michael Parkes dedicates his exquisite art.