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A visitor to my current exhibit at Dutton Goldfield Winery wrote to me, “Thank you for bringing me into your world through your art. I’m swimming in colors!” Another viewer said, “Wonderful! Your work has a lot of movement and is emotionally evocative!”
Once I was painting at a rambling old farm with multiple buildings surrounded by hills. I was intrigued by how two barns framed the landscape behind, the shape of the space in between the structures, the abstract puzzle of it all, the color, the quality of the light. The farmer came up behind me, watching, thinking, and finally observed “I’ve lived here fifty years and I’ve never seen what you see!”
What do you see when you view my paintings? I’d like to know your experience. If putting this into words intrigues you, please drop me a line, or a poem.
Here’s some settings where you can view my art in person, a listing so far for 2016. Workshops and lectures, too. Several shows include a lot of other artists’ fine and varied works. You can also visit the virtual galleries here on this blog site. Enjoy!
January 22 –March 14, 2016 Open daily 10am to 4:30pm
COAST AND COUNTRYSIDE: MARSHA CONNELL’S
PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPES OF SONOMA, MARIN and
3100 Gravenstein Highway North, Sebastopol, CA 95472
SMALL WORKS SHOWS 2016
1. Jan-Feb 28 Th-Sat 10:30-5, Sun 10:30-4
2. Feb 4-Mar 5 Th-Sat 11-4, Sun 11-2
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa, CA
Friday, April 1, 2016. 7 pm lecture. Open house 6:30 pm, Dwight Center
DISCOVER NATURE: THE SYNERGY OF ART AND SCIENCE Come with all your senses tuned for a lecture and visual tour of Pepperwood’s 3,200 acre preserve. Shawn Brumbaugh, Santa Rosa Junior College biology instructor joins artist Marsha Connell on a painting and drawing journey observing and interpreting Pepperwood’s majestic landscapes and discussing the historical importance of sketching to document scientific inquiry.
April 16–17, 2016
Mendocino Art Center online registration
LIVELY PASTELS: A COLORFUL EXPLORATION
Instructor: Marsha Connell
Pastels are one of the purest forms of artists’ colors. We’ll explore energetic, “painterly” approaches to using these beautiful pigments while learning about pastel techniques and materials.
Sunday, May 15, 2016, 9 am – 3 pm
Pepperwood Preserve RESERVE NOW >
LANDSCAPE PAINTING WORKSHOP: OBSERVATION AND EXPRESSION
Deepen observational skills and express your responses to Pepperwood’s blossoming spring landscape. Explore plein air painting with artist in residence Marsha Connell. Beginning painters learn basics of working in the field. Experienced painters expand your repertoire with support for finding your own voice. Demonstrations in oil but you may use any media.
Wednesday March 2, 1 pm – 2:45 pm
Artists Round Table
DEMONSTRATION: PASTEL INTO OIL
Santa Rosa Veterans Building, 3850 Maple Street.
Sonoma County Art Trails Gallery at Corrick’s
FIRST FRIDAY ARTISTS’ RECEPTIONS 5-7pm
637 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. 707-546-2424
October 8, 9, 15, 16
SONOMA COUNTY ART TRAILS OPEN STUDIOS
My studio is also open year round by appointment.
Studio location: 2180 Beverly Way, Santa Rosa, 95404
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