Wednesday, February 17, 2021

March at Gallery 10: Wendy Rogers

Gallery 10 is delighted to present a show of paintings by Wendy Rogers during the month of March. 

Fiddletown artist Wendy Rogers is an award winning painter and blogger, with work in private collections throughout the country. Working with careful drawings and a limited palette of transparent hues, she often enhances her watercolor paintings with ink, and layers of colored pencil --deep sky blues and purples, shadows of inky indigo, soft highlights of lightest grays and periwinkle--all serving to communicate her passion for her craft, and her growing love of Nature. 

Her acrylic pieces use the same palette of colors, the same strong drawings, and lovely contrasts.

Rogers was born and raised in the shadow of Mt. Diablo in the Bay Area of California~an area known for its wonderful fresh fruit and rich farmlands. She learned at an early age to love the land, to respect the hard work and determination of the small farmers, and craved a piece of land to plant and nurture. 

In college she studied Fine Arts and Horticulture. Figure drawings often included detailed studies of plant parts, leaves and bark textures. Text books always had illustrated borders.

“I am fascinated by complex branches and foliage patterns. I love crisply defining sepia lines that play against soft washes of glowing light, enhancing depth and adding a sense of the mysteries of Nature. The dramatic lighting effects, foliage shapes and varying textures create vibrant contrasts. I enjoy painting portraits and landscapes, I love trees, animals and birds.”

In the last several years, her painting has blossomed. It has become richer and more expressive. 

“I like to think it is my happiness showing through. If it is true that an artist’s soul can be seen in her work, then my soul is sunshine and flowers and donkeys!”

Wendy’s paintings will hang at Gallery 10 the month of March.  The gallery is at 15 Eureka St., Sutter Creek, and is open Thursday-Monday, 11-4.  You are welcome to visit and see these wonderful works of art from one of our most valued Amador County artists.