A group exhibition featuring a collection of paintings encompassing a blend of beautiful sea & landscapes, unique illustrations and abstract watercolors, with thoughtful color schemes that are both warm and inviting and highly visually engaging.
Rick J. Delanty - has been painting and drawing the California coast for thirty- five years. Expressive, bold brushwork and direct application of color characterize his acrylic sea and landscapes. He has devoted himself to the creation of a comprehensive portfolio featuring Plein-Aire and studio works of glorious coastal and wilderness sites. Professional organizations: Artist Member of Laguna Plein-Aire Painters Assn.(LPAPA), California Art Club, Southern California Art Assn., Southern California Plein Air Painters, and Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA), as well as the American Society of Marine Artists. www.delantyfineart.com
Andrea Yomtob – A graduate of the Art Center College of Design with distinction in illustration she blends a powerful illustrative, dramatic style to her still life, and figures. Unique textured styles with multifarious layers encompass her works on canvas, board and wood. A visual artists for feature films and television, she has been a CGI artists for Nickelodeon and has worked on the FOX t.v. show “King of the Hill” where she studied with animation legend Clenn Vilppu in figure drawing and animation. Since 2002, she is apprentice to Omar D’ Leon, one of the most acclaimed Nicaraguan painters of the twentieth century. Member of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and Women in Film. www.anyartwork.com
Jeff Sojka – A graduate of UCBS and San Diego State University, he has been painting full time for the last 12 years. His passion for travel throughout Europe, the Caribbean, New England and the American West combined and his love of nature has inspired his spirited impressionistic paintings. Painting mostly en Plein-Aire, he works quickly to capture the setting in the best light, often returning to the sight several times to capture the original light. Following the tradition of early California impressionists, such as Edgar Payne & William Wendt, he is inspired to paint nature up close, exposed to all of the elements. His bold, deliberate brushstrokes vibrate with energy and movement. www.sojkastudios.com
Bonnie Muench – A graduate of the Art Center College of Design in illustration and advertising she has worked for McCann Erickson-Hakuhodo and Koedi Studios in Japan. Her design assignments for David Muench Photography, Inc. led to backpacking adventures each year to mountains, deserts, forests & oceans deeply influencing her paintings. Her stunning watercolors communicate the contradiction of chaos and beauty by combining synergistic energy and numinous elements. www.bonniemuench.com
About Divine Inspiration Gallery of Fine Art:
Showcasing local artists, the Divine Inspiration Gallery of Fine Art represents both emerging and established artists.. Located on beautiful State Street in downtown Santa Barbara California, the Gallery encompasses a spectacular space exquisitely remodeled. Co-owned by Sonia Adams and Sherry spear, 40-year long-time friends. The gallery has been in existence since 2003.