Monday, April 28, 2008

Meet Bonnie Holmes and Mary Aslin on May 3rd!

Bonnie Holmes and Mary Aslin
Meet the Artists
Saturday, May 3rd, 2008
4pm - 6pm
Chemers Gallery
17300 17th Street
Tustin, CA 92780

Refreshments served

Join us for an intimate gathering featuring two of our gallery artists, Bonnie Holmes and Mary Aslin! View new works by both gifted artists in a welcoming setting, and take the opportunity to chat with them.

Shining Through
Bonnie Holmes

Bonnie works with oil paints and strives to capture the beauty of nature in her plein air paintings. She was featured in the July 2006 issue of SouthwestArt magazine as an "artist to watch". Check out the article HERE. Bonnie's pieces have a vibrantly colorful glow that makes the viewer feel as if she's inviting you into the landscape with her. She works with a pallet knife, which gives her landscapes an Impressionistic feel and creates a very tactile composition. She captures the mood of the landscape perfectly, instilling the time of day and the slant of the sunlight into each piece. Bonnie travels extensively, and has painted scenes of the Solomon Islands, Idaho, and even our own City of Tustin!

Peonies in All Their Glory
Mary Aslin

Mary is primarily a pastel artist, although she works with oils as well. Her still life pieces and landscapes are stunningly vibrant. Mary's award-winning piece, "Sunstruck" received 5th Place in the Still Life category in The Pastel Journal's Annual Pastel 100 Competition, of which over 5000 pieces were received for five categories. Both "Sunstruck" and Mary Aslin were presented in the April 2008 issue of The Pastel Journal. Our resident collector, Patricia Morgan, is now the proud owner of "Sunstruck," but maybe she'll let us keep it for May 3rd so everyone can see its beauty!

Come and meet these two talented women in person!

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