Dr. Seuss often remarked—with a twinkle in his eye—that he never really learned to draw. His school notebooks often included bizarre creatures that framed sporadic notes he had taken in class.
For over 60 years, Dr. Seuss’s original art and illustrations brought a visual realization to his fantastic and imaginary worlds. However, his artistic talent went far beyond the printed page, as in Dr. Seuss Secret Art works – the paintings and sculptures he did at night for himself that he rarely exhibited during his lifetime. Dr. Seuss always dreamed of sharing these works with his fans and had entrusted his wife, Audrey, to carry out his wishes once he was gone. Audrey, too, believed the work deserved further recognition and that Dr. Seuss himself would one day be evaluated not only as an author, but also as an artist in his own right. Join us at the gallery for refreshments and hors d'oeurves on January 27th to meet a Dr. Seuss Representative.
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 February 17th and February 18th for refreshments as Michael Flohr dedicates his work and paints live at the gallery.
Thomas Easley is an extraordinary talent. He is an author, does book illustrations and paints in a wide variety of media and themes. During his career he has done miniature paintings, marvelous architectural landscapes, nudes, still life’s and has recently started two series of impressionistic paintings. One theme is golfers, where Thomas captures the serenity and intensity of golf. The other theme that is unique and has gained wide acclaim are his impressionistic “Roosters”. The Roosters have attitude, action, and vibrant color. Join us for hors d'oeuvres February 23rd and February 24th as Steve Barton paints live at the gallery.
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 March 2nd and March 3rd as we host Eric Christensen for live painting and dedications.
Alexander Volkov is an oil painter who has had a lifelong fascination with architecture, landscape and still-life subjects. Alexander brings drama and poetic expression into his photorealism work. He has a keen understanding of the relationship of light and dark and he merges mood and atmosphere, evoking powerful emotions that create harmony. Join us at the gallery on March 9th and March 10th while Alexander Volkov paints live and dedicates his work.
Jon Paul is a large format film photographer who focuses on landscapes and nature. Jon has a passion for outdoors and pristine natural places like Lake Tahoe and National Parks. His images are untouched and capture the raw beauty of the world he experiences. Join us on Jon Paul's photographic journey at the gallery on March 16th and March 17th, as he makes dedications and tells the story behind his photos.