You will be blown away by the artwork at SaddleBrooke’s Spring Fine Art Show in February. From oil painting, watercolor, collage and photography there is something for everyone.
Don’t be fooled that this group of talented seniors are amateurs. Many of the SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild members have art degrees and have been painting or collaging for upwards of thirty-five years.
One of the talented artists, Renee Pearson for example, received the key to the City of Boston from the mayor when she was a mere thirteen years of age for one of her watercolor paintings.
Most recently Pearson received her third Award of Excellence from the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild for her painting White Dahlia. It will be featured at the upcoming show.
Whether she is painting a watercolor floral, still life or landscape she paints light which is translated into color and form, set off by the white of the paper. “The patterns and shapes created by light and shadow give me inspiration,” said Pearson.
Another artist showing at the February show is Dolores Root, who has been involved in photography since her twenties.
In the 90s Root was given an opportunity to study Photoshop Program. On top of that she taught herself Lightroom to enhance her already fine photographs.
Upon moving to SaddleBrooke in 2003 her subject matter became the desert. About this time she also switched to using a digital camera.
During a workshop at Arizona Highways at White Stallion Ranch Root shot her signature piece, Stampede.
Dolores has been the recipient of many awards over her many years of photography, most recently second place at the Oro Valley Community and Restaurant Art Show.
Root’s inspiration comes from “capturing nature, landscapes, flora, and animals for others to experience and enjoy.”
Last, but not least, is the inspired work of artist Deb Kresnika. Creating in a variety of subjects and with a variety of media, Kresnika strives to emphasize a mood with a message offering “eye candy” to dazzle the viewer and give them something to contemplate.
“My inspirations come early in the morning and eventually a collage develops with layers and layers of altered paper, paint and acrylic mediums,” said Kresnika.
Along with collage, Kresnika recently published a book, One Bear and Ten Dogs, so that people can “enjoy my plein aire sketches and collages from around the world.” The book is dedicated to all her animal friends.
All three artists will be showing their work at the SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Show on Saturday, February 27 from noon to 7:00 p.m. with a cash bar. The show will also be on Sunday, February 28 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 pm. at the MountainView Clubhouse on MountainView Boulevard in SaddleBrooke.