There’s No Place Like Home
I feel as if I have come home to my own little St. Paul de Vence (only the light is a little more on the grey side)! This weekend is the beginning of a very special art walk, right here, in my own neighborhood.
The very neat thing about the Madison Park Art Walk is that most of the artists live in the neighborhood, or have some connection to the neighborhood. I had no idea I had so many talented neighbors! Maybe I should open a little cafe (La Splendide d’or??) where we could all gather.
I was immediately attracted to the painting on the right — Margo Spellman used many of the color combinations I found to be so captivating in waters off Sardinia, Italy… indigo seas and marmalade skies. Aren’t the shades, textures, highlights and brushstrokes beautiful?
The event begins with a reception at the Madison Park Starbucks this Saturday night, September 11 from 6-9 pm. Here, you’ll find a guide to all of the artists, art and venues. The pieces will be displayed in local businesses throughout our charming little village, on the edge of Lake Washington Splendid Lake, through September 30th.
I am looking forward to seeing this piece in person. I love the abstract presentation of the colors of the lakes and seas. Brooke Westlund is known for applying color in many different ways (different brushes, strokes, tools, her hands, etc.) to create texture.
All of the pieces are for sale and the proceeds go to the artists. This piece by Isa D’Arleans looks tres Chagall to me, and I’m sure the price is much more reasonable than anything I saw in the South of France. I’m curious about the inspiration for this painting. What beautiful colors.
There will also be some pieces from local elementary school students.
This artist, Art Messer, visits Provence regularly to paint in that special light near the Med. These blues make me think of the colors at the beach club at Cala di Volpe in Sardinia, Italy.
I am sure those who are in-the-know at the Maeght Institute will be scouting this show — I hope to see you there too.
Photos by Kristin Zwiers — thank you Kristin!