Tuesday, April 30, 2019

May at Sutter Creek Gallery: Oil Painter Vickie Chew

Oil painter Vickie Chew loves the challenge of depicting the light, character and personality of what she sees.  “Whether it be a barn, trees, lakes or ocean, there is something special that attracts me to the scene and feeds my desire to correctly capture it.”  She explains that artists fall in love with a scene for a variety of reasons.  “The scene usually has some type of emotional connection that originally attracts the artist, maybe time spent there as a child, a first kiss, family outings or just the beauty of the area.”  Chew paints with brush and palette knife and rarely uses or mixes her oils with other mediums.  

Chew will be Sutter Creek Gallery’s featured artist for the month of May.  As such, she has chosen to present some new works in flowers.  “Being stuck inside painting with all of the rain this year, I have been painting flowers and wishing spring would hurry up and get here!”  The artist finds painting to be a joy, challenge and mental escape all in one, finding the zone where nothing else exists except the challenge before her.  She began painting over 20 years ago as a break from work and it has evolved into her passion.  “I continually strive to gain miles on my brush and learn from other artists whose work and abilities I admire.” 

Sutter Creek Gallery invites you to meet Vickie Chew at her reception on Saturday, May 4, from 2 to 5 p.m., and to view her May flowers and other works.  She is one of the many local artists exhibiting at the cooperative located in the heart of Sutter Creek at 35 Main Street.  Besides original paintings and photography, the gallery offers numerous affordable items including prints, cards, jewelry, pottery, and gourd, glass and fiber arts.

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.

Blooms Avenue

Flowers With No Name

Popping into Spring

Sunny Day

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