Timberline Art Gallery’s new exhibit, featuring eight Mountain Area watercolor-pastel artists and one potter, will run through July 31.
Watercolorist Janet Morita said she is always striving to create a colorful celebration of the beauty in nature.
“I feel compelled to paint every aspect, focusing on shapes, textures, and colors. Observing the colors move and blend on paper is exciting,” Morita said.
Sandy Kowallis loves being in nature and painting with watercolor or oils.
“Some of my pieces are large and give you the feeling of stepping into the water,” Kowallis said. “We are blessed to be living with beauty just steps from our homes.”
Lola Nelson has worked with a variety of mediums including oils, watercolors, pastel and wood sculptures.
“My favorite subjects are wildlife and National Parks. I paint what I love, the beauty of horses and the mystery of the old west are a few of my favorite subjects,” Nelson said.
“Pastel seems to be a more direct expression of my creativity than other mediums,” explained Dee Sheldon. “It’s softness lends itself to creating the texture of feathers and fur that show up in most of my paintings. My eye delights in color, texture, light and shadow.”
Details: Timberline Gallery, 40982 Highway 41, Hours: daily 10 a.m to 5 p.m., timberlinegallery.com, (559) 683-3345.