Featured Artist September 2019
Beverly Bird presents Oceans 21, a collection of paintings exploring multiple aspects of our ocean-related experience.
Works include seascapes, sculpted shorelines, and boats, even a glacier. Highlighting both our own breathtaking Sonoma Coast and the magnificent Oregon coast, many of the paintings were painted in plein air. Using acrylics, these paintings often feature textural passages emphasizing details and planes. From forceful wave action to a peaceful shoreline sunset, Bird’s paintings capture the range of the ocean’s moods. Viewing this collection, one can almost smell the salty air. “The ocean has always been a creative inspiration for me. I love how its constancy is colored by ever-changing shifts in mood. I work to capture this feeling in my ocean scenes, “noted the artist.
A Sonoma County artist, Bird was raised in Southern California and has always lived near the ocean. As a child, ocean scenes became a favorite subject for the young art student. A graduate in Art from CSU Long Beach, Bird subsequently studied landscape painting with master artists. An annual participant in the Art at the Source Open Studio program, her work has been selected for a number of exhibits in the region.
RECEPTION: Sunday, September 15, 2019, 3 pm - 6 pm
EXHIBIT DATES: September 1st - September 29th, 2019