Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gallery 10 Featured Artist for July: Marleen Olive

Marleen Olive is a new member of Gallery 10 and will be showing her work during July at the Gallery, 15 Eureka Street, Sutter Creek.  On July 7 there will be a reception in Marleen’s honor, 2-5 P.M.

Marleen moved to the foothills in 1999, having had fond memories of summers spent here as a child, camping and visiting her relatives, the Shaads.  Marleen has been actively involved in art throughout her life.  She received an AA degree in art and has taken numerous workshops to learn new skills.

Marleen has been intrigued by watercolor ever since she saw a painting 28 years ago that was so stunning she wanted to learn how to achieve such a result.  She took a workshop with Maxine Masterfield that introduced her to watercolor inks.  Maxine’s workshops showed Marleen exciting new methods of painting, and this introduction to abstract design was life changing for Marleen.  Continuing on her abstract adventure to this day, Marleen has studied with other artists using different water mediums, and she applies all she has learned in her many and varied styles of painting.

Marleen has won many awards for her paintings in both California and Oregon.  She has been a workshop instructor for children and adults in Crescent City, CA, and Brookings, OR.  She currently gives watercolor classes at the Upcountry Community Center in Pine Grove.

Be sure to stop by Gallery 10 and see Marleen’s wonderful collection of paintings during the reception on July 7, meet Marleen and enjoy refreshments.  Her work will be hanging the month of July.

Nature's Wonders - Butterfly 7

Sutter Creek Gallery's Featured Artist for July: Sandra Campbell

Sandra Campbell loves color and experimentation.  Her subjects include landscapes, florals, still life and animals.  Initially, she worked only with soft pastels but later branched out into collage and acrylics, often combining these into mixed media pieces.  A number of artworks are inspired by her local surroundings and travels as she always carry a camera. Skies and cloud formations are a favorite sight and inspired a series of pastel landscapes.  Campbell has been a member of Sutter Creek Gallery for the last five years and will be the featured artist in July.

For pastel artworks, Campbell works on sanded surfaces which allow for multiple layers of color as pastel painting is a process of layering on the surface rather than color mixing prior to application.  “What attracts me to this medium is the possibility for vibrant oranges, brilliant yellows, and intense purples and reds,” she explains.  “I’m most satisfied when I’ve captured the essence of a scene rather than the ‘reality’ and I’m working more and more to that end.” 

The artist’s collage and mixed media pieces are created on wood panels, canvasses, and watercolor paper.  Most are fabricated from rice, mulberry paper or other decorative paper, or archival tissue paper which has been textured and hand-painted with watercolors.  “I tend to go back and forth between the two media and feel freer working with collage.  I admire abstract painters but come closer to that technique with collage. 

Sutter Creek Gallery invites you to meet Sandra Campbell at the reception in her honor on Saturday, July 7, beginning at 2 p.m.  In addition to her larger artwork, she will offer small mixed media collages and matted 5 x 7 pastels.  She is one of 25 local artists exhibiting at the cooperative located in the heart of Sutter Creek at 35 Main Street.  The gallery is open Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  For additional information, call 209-267-0228, email suttercreekgallery@gmail.com or visit www.suttercreekgallery.com.

Sundown in San Francisco

Sailing Away No. 5

The Falls

Undersea Fantasia

Roses in Terra Cotta