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Upstairs Art Gallery, 306 Center Street, Healdsburg
Please join May’s featured artists
MARSHA CONNELL and DAN SCANNELL
Saturday May 12, 2-5 pm for our artist reception
Petits Bijoux Small Painting Jewels by Marsha Connell
Plein air painter, Marsha Connell, is exhibiting a collection of Petits Bijoux, Intimate Scale Paintings from France to California, in the Upstairs Gallery’s Small Works Showcase. The Showcase is uniquely situated to be viewed as you climb up and down the staircase.
These “Small Jewels” celebrate encounters with wild and domestic landscapes, and traveled home in suitcases to tell the story. Marsha’s expressive and rhythmic brushstrokes are a dance of color, in oil and pastel.
Reaching the top of the stairs, you can meander in Marsha’s larger scale garden paintings, from the coast to tabletop bouquets.
Creek at Bowling Ball Beach by Marsha Connell, oil, 12 x 12″
Upstairs Art Gallery is on the Mezzanine above Levin Books on the Healdsburg Plaza, across from the Gazebo.
Stop in anytime to view this month-long show, open daily 11-6, hosted warmly by the dozen plus artist/owners.
Snow and Wildflowers 1 by Marsha Connell, oil on canvas, 12″x12″
I’m a new partner and will be hosting the gallery:
Saturday May 19, 3-6; Sunday May 20, 2-6; Sunday May 27, 11-6.
Renoir’s Bridge 1 by Marsha Connell, oil on canvas, 7 ½”x 9 ½”
Flora and Fauna in Silver and Gold by Dan Scannell
Dan Scannell’s new series was inspired by Japanese screens from the 19th century.
He became interested in the highly stylized nature scenes, and thought it would be interesting to create paintings based on Sonoma county flora and fauna. He then finished the backgrounds of these paintings using gold and silver leaf as Japanese artists did when making screens.
Gold Magnolia by Dan Scannell