Thursday, November 1, 2012

Ardella Swanberg—Featured Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for November 2012: “Visions of Grandeur”

A Featured Artist Reception will be held Friday, November 9th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

Ardella Swanberg
I have been frustrated the last few years with realistic painting. I enjoy doing it but I want to try more abstract visions. So I have reviewed some of my older paintings that have no subject. Some are geometric, some amorphous and I have used those as a theme for this exhibition. Then in July, I had a chance to fly to Sacramento in a small plane. When I fly I am always inspired by the patterns of the landscape. The fields and roads and forests appear abstract so they have kindled ideas for paintings too. Another theme this year has been the Universe, using color and texture to describe my amazement and awe when I see photographs of the planets and stars.

Regatta © Ardella Swanberg
I am excited by bright colors and contrast of light and dark. I use these in all my paintings oil, acrylic and watercolor to make my designs. To me the subject is only a reason to make a painting. The real goal is to put down paint in an interesting way and try to make it an expression of my experiences.

I have had paintings accepted in many national shows. This year I was accepted in two juried shows, Local Color and the Central Coast Watercolor Society both at the Studios on the Park in Paso Robles. I have been represented in the figure drawing show “Clothing Optional” at the Gallery at Marina Square in March 2012 and October 2011.

After many years of studying, I still enjoy taking classes to hone my skills and giving classes to encourage others to try their hand at painting and drawing.

Ardella Swanberg’s exhibition “Visions of Grandeur” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of November, from the 1st through the 29th.

Gallery at Marina Square
601 Embarcadero #10, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Open Daily 10am - 6pm
805-772-1068

Craft Show—Special Exhibit

Gallery at Marina Square Presents A Special Exhibit for November 2012: Craft Show

An Artist Reception will be held Friday, November 9th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square


Kristina Albion, Rod Baker, Rick Carter, Sandy Christey, Diane & Keith Kerner, Janice Ray Lehmkuhl, Debbie McCrigler, Gay McNeal, Rodney Meador, Diane Miller, Hope Myers, Lois Pruitt, Larry Shapers, Rod Steelman, Kathryn Thomas, Bonnie Werring, John Wilson.

Gallery at Marina Square’s Craft Show can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of November, from the 1st through the 29th.

Gallery at Marina Square
601 Embarcadero #10, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Open Daily 10am - 6pm
805-772-1068