Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Meet Artist Paula Oesterling


O-027 Dawn Patrol by Paula Oesterling acrylic 24x24 $400


Born in Riverside, California, Paula began her professional art career in high school. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Drawing and Painting from the University of California at Davis. She has furthered her studies in both California and Hawaii.

She has taught art in public and private schools as well as giving private instruction.

Her artistic endeavors include realistic and representational works in oil, acrylic, graphite, gyotaku, and mixed media.

Paula’s paintings and murals can be found in private collections, schools, and businesses in Michigan, Colorado, California, and Hawaii.

Paula is a member of Main Street Arts Gallery in Martinez, California

She currently paints and resides in northern California

O-030 El Color de Mis Palabras by Paula Oesterling acrylic 12x30 $420


Creating has been a journey of self-discovery. My work reflects my love for Impressionism, the colors, shapes, and emotions of Hawaii, and in mixing form with texture.

Everything I see produces a composition of possibilities in my mind.

No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination.

Edward Hopper

O-028 Pensive Frida by Paula Oesterling acrylic 24x24 $440

Meet Artist Terry Richardson

O-098 -Lake Alpine Thaw-by Terry Richardson oil 18x24 $600

I began doing art at an early age while in grade school. I can remember spending hours in my room drawing, copying other artist’s work. I studied it formally in High School and college but abandoned it to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy and to raise my 2 girls. At some point in my adulthood I mentioned to my husband that I would like to start painting again and that year, for my birthday, he bought me an easel, paints and paint brushes. There was no turning back now! I needed to refresh my skills so I enrolled in an art class through Columbia College taught by Gereon Rios. I was hooked!

O-099 Seattle Sunset-by  Terry Richardson oil 18x24 $600 JUDGES MERIT AWARD
I continue to be inspired by the beautiful world around us and other artists.

Thank you, and enjoy the show.

Terry D. Richardson

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Meet Artist Judie Cain

Judie Cain
A Colorist's Impressions from life
O-051Alaska Marsh by Judie Cain oil 24x22 Judges Merit Award SOLD

Oil Painter and Instructor

A native of Burlingame, CA, Judie studied at California College of Arts after high school. Family responsibilities behind her, and taking early retirement from the business world, Cain returned to painting by attending college, numerous workshops and taking private lessons.

Painting from life as much as possible, or from her own reference photos, Ms. Cain strives to capture the light and mood of the moment using brush and/or palette knife. "My wish is for my paintings to capture the light and life of the moment in an uplifting or inspiring way.  The fleeting moments of light on a magnificent natural vista or on the petal of a rose; a simple smile, the still reflections on a pond. The joy of life".

O-052 Comfort and Joy by Judie Cain oil 9x12 $500 OPEN DIVISION 2ND PLACE
She has taught her workshops, "Basic Nuts & Bolts of Oil Painting" and "Color Demystified" in the western states as well as other local venues. She currently teaches adult summer classes and private lessons covering painting fundamentals and color. Primarily an oil painter, Judie has begun also to use gouache, and opaque watercolor.

An award winning artist, Ms. Cain has been represented in galleries in Washington, Oregon, New Mexico and California, including Murphys, Sonora, Copperopolis and Carmel. She has several works in print, Giclée and on home products and is collected world wide.

Judie lives in Murphys, CA where she has a working studio, "The Art Studio", which is open by appointment, classes and special events.

For information about her paintings, gallery representation, classes, please go to www.cainart.com or call 209 559-3345 cell. email: cainart@goldrush.com

Meet Artist Helen Scofield

Helen Scofield

O-039  Country Scene by Helen Scofield oil 24x12 $250

Helen's artwork depicts her love of and involvement with color. Her subject matter expresses a statement in terms of color or emotion. She primarily paints in oils because of the richness, texture and versatility of the medium.

O-038 FoggyAspens by Helen Scofield 36x32 $500

Helen is a resident of Vallecito, having moved from Santa Rosa in 1992. Her art education was obtained through community college classes, workshops and private lessons. She has been accepted and won awards at the prestigious Central California Art League Exhibit at the Gallo Winery, the Haggin Museum, the Carriage show, the Motherlode Art Association Annual Exhibit, Ironstone Vineyard's Annual Spring Symphony Exhibit and the Professional Fine Art Division of the Calaveras County Fair. In 2007 her painting "Spring" won Ironstone Winery's annual poster award.

O-040 Spring Flowers by Helen Scofield oil 20x16 $350

Helen's work may be seen at Art on Main in Murphys, local businesses and through seasonal shows with Arts of Bear Valley, and on her website www.helenscofieldart.com