Celebration of Art at Towers Gallery
Cloverdale is a small town in Northern Sonoma County with a big gallery. At the far end of Cloverdale Blvd, Towers Gallery occupies a large Victorian with elegant and inviting twin stairs leading to it’s entrance. Forty plus artists have gathered to show their work – paintings, sculptures, photography, jewelry, glass works, pottery, woodworking, textile craft and more.
A new show, called “New Beginnings” has just begun February 14th and runs to April 15th. On Saturday, February 21st, you can meet the artists at the opening reception.
Happy to be a featured artist in this show, I have been on a roll in my studio the last two months painting in preparation, building my inventory. Now that this show is hung, a wave of new paintings are on the horizon, still swimming in my head, waiting to manifest on canvas. These days, my easel is not empty long. I need more inventory, but I don’t want to rush it. Every painting is an experiment. Every painting teaches me. I like to savor the process and feel what pulls me to paint. When I am stuck, I look up the masters and contemplate their expressions in paint, or pull out an acrylic techniques book or peruse local artists works. Like life, we never stop learning, and in doing so, we keep expanding our perspective.
My art shows my eclectic wanderings. You can view two walls of my journey in art as you enter the gallery. Down the hall and around the corner is a little alcove with my textile craft of colorful pillows and a few more paintings. Art celebrates life, creative imagination and emotional expression. The Gallery is delightfully filled with it. Art moves us in a personal way when we resonate with a particular piece. Incorporating art that you love into your home is the ultimate sharing from the artist to you and keeps us all inspired.
A Glimpse of Select Paintings
© Maria Doglio, 2015