A group of art friends who have painted and shared their passion for several years are excited to be hosting their first “Wet Paint” Art Sale in a Saratoga Beach garden, Aug. 23-24.
The nine artists, from Dove Creek, Black Creek, Campbell River and Sayward, plan to delight the senses with their fresh and marvelous array of paintings.
The art of Lee Caflisch, Loree Cunningham, Sonia Hauser, Michelle Ohlsson, Elaine Prodor, Lesley Rieck, Kathi Rudko, Karen Martin Sampson and Victoria Scott represent a wide range of experience from a few years to more than two decades, and an eclectic mix of subjects and styles. Seascapes, landscapes, still life, figurative art and abstracts in a variety of mediums (pastel, oil, watercolour and acrylic) will be on display at the show.
While the coastal environment can be seen reflected in many of the artists’ works, the style and interpretation of each painter is unique: Sonia’s powerful animals and florals rendered in a vibrant expressive manner, Loree’s large and intensely lush still lifes, Elaine’s abstracted close ups of nature with their intricate detail and subtle colours, Lee’s beautifully composed landscapes, Lesley’s enchanting light-filled works, Michelle’s personal take on the beauty of the coast, and the figures, florals and landscapes in several mediums of Karen, Kathi and Victoria.
Several of the artists will have their easels set up and painting ‘en plein air’. They will be happy to discuss their process, technique and inspiration with the public.
All this visual stimuli will be enhanced by the mellow vibes of Jeff Drummond on guitar and John Hyde on bass from noon to 2 p.m.
The show and sale will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, in Lesley’s Saratoga Beach garden at 8870 Clarkson Drive, Black Creek.