Paintings by Ree McLaughlan Brown will be on exhibit at Gallery 10, 15 Eureka Street, Sutter Creek, during March 2018. A reception in Ree’s honor as guest artist will be held at the gallery on Saturday, March 3, 2-5 PM.
“My art paints itself while I play,” McLaughlan Brown likes to say. “I blend alcohol inks with air, heat, encaustic wax, pure alcohol, chemical compounds, resin and a mix of media. I love to paint on unexpected surfaces such as stone, aluminum, plastics, porcelain, cast vinyl, exotic wood and new discoveries. Each piece of art shares an emotion and story to engage you.”
Ree earned a Bachelor of Arts with a minor in Women’s Studies from Sac State during an era of activism. She sketched during her travels and visited countless galleries in 15 European countries, setting the stage for her current work. Ree creates art at her studio on five acres in rural Amador County where she lives with her husband, Jeff, and a lovable basset hound.
On a mission to “make a difference” through her art, Ree raised funds for numerous local benefits after she retired from Cal Fire. She is a member of the Amador County Artists Association, the Alcohol Ink Art Society, and the online Artist Collective. She also participates in Art in Public Places, and several of her pieces are currently on view at the Amador Senior Center.
All are welcome to attend the reception in Ree’s honor on Saturday, March 3, 2-5 P.M., to meet Ree, and to see her fascinating collection of Alcohol Ink projects. “ Alcohol Ink Art and the Unexpected” will hang the month of March. Gallery 10 hours are Thursday-Monday, 11-5.