Sunday, June 23 from 2 – 4 pm @ Art & Soul Gallery
A FREE public event
How do you get from a blank canvas or paper to a finished painting?
Four fantastic Art & Soul Gallery Artists, Pam Haunschild, Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass, Eric Peterson and Silvia Trujillo demonstrate the magic of painting while Peter Stone, the new gallery owner, provides a soothing and inspirational background of live music like what you might hear during a gentle yoga class.
Peter Stone – is a composer, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist who leads groups in kirtan-style mantra meditation. His starting place is always the tranquility of the forest he grew up in, which facilitates the devotional journey through Sanskrit mantra and yogic philosophy into the unfathomable realms of the Divine. He gently guides his listeners to discover something which is already within themselves, just as the forest resides in him.
Pam Haunschild – In her artistic practice, Pam goes beyond realism and provides a different, very powerful vision of her natural subjects that deepens the connection between the viewer and the natural world. She works in watermedia — both acrylics and watercolor, often in the same painting in a distinctive style which is colorful, highly textured and semi-abstract.
Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass – “I Love to Paint! It is my Voice.” From shared experiences in realism, tributes to spirituality and journeys into abstraction: Lynda’s artwork is a culmination and a sharing of her life experiences, dreams, inner visions, of all that she is. A third generation Artist, she was encouraged to explore and express her creativity at an early age. Predominately, a watercolorist; the most important part of a painting for Lynda is the message or experience that she wants to share with the viewer.
Eric Peterson – “I am drawn to subjects that inspire me to paint a “story”, and I encounter them everywhere. My process is guided by them, helping me to find the color palette, composition and medium that allows me to best tell their story. This is shown in the vibrant colors of my paintings while living in Mexico, the loose reference to early biological illustrations in my Beetle Series and the more muted, atmospheric feel to my steam locomotive works.”
Silvia Trujillo – “I live, breathe, and sleep art. Creating art is a way of life for me. As a painting/art instructor for the past 25 yrs, it brings me great joy to know that I’ve inspired and fostered expert work in many others over the years. I consistently produce artwork that expresses a deep regard for nature. Landscape painting is a natural extension of this love and it attracts me to the dramatic light that occurs during atmospheric conditions.”