Rock Hill Gallery
Art enhances our sacred space at CCC. Throughout the year, changing exhibits in our "in-house" gallery — the walls of our Sanctuary and Seminar Room -- feature different artists and media, brought to us by members of our Art Team.
I love detail—in shapes, textures, colors, shadows,
the glint in an owl’s eye, the fuzzy edge of a feather.
I have chosen watercolor because of the fluidity of the medium
and because I simply really like paper.
I start with an image which appeals to me emotionally.
I both see and feel the subject, and know I want to get that image onto paper.
Because I usually spend a lot of time on each painting,
I choose images that I want to spend time with, to get to know better.
And that’s usually some piece of nature — a landscape or a wild animal.
Wild animals are challenging to paint.
Each animal has its own character, with strengths, weaknesses, fears, needs,
and with predictable and unpredictable behaviors.
I want to show the complexity of who they are.
I try to convey the power in their talons and beaks,
the specific shapes, colors and textures of each individual.
In many of my paintings, an owl or raptor stares back at the viewer,
demanding to be taken seriously.
I also experimented with “erased watercolors,”
a reversal of the traditional watercolor process;
paint is removed rather than added.
This process forces me to give up some details and colors,
and to find an essence.
Since the background and foreground begin as one and the same,
the image seems to emerge from its environment.
I try to work with integrity, always painting the best I can.
It is a slow, tedious, frustrating, wonderful and exciting process.
Community Congregational Church
145 Rock Hill Drive, Tiburon, CA. 94920
Office hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10-5
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