Monday, September 1, 2014

Bob Helfert—Guest Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for September 2014: “Earth Tones”

A Guest Artist Reception will be held Friday, September 12th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

Bob Helfert
In Bob’s own words: “I was born and raised in San Luis Obispo County, and have always appreciated the intensely photogenic character of this area. After a 30-year career in the neurosciences, during which much time was spent applying technical photography to my research, I now pursue photography as an artistic genre, translating perspectives gained as a scientist toward the abstract expression of nature’s offerings.

Being a detail-oriented person, I focus on the finer topographical, textural and tonal aspects of our planet in a manner similar to what I enjoyed while using microscopes to capture close-up images of the brain’s “landscape” and chemistry.

Please examine my work. As you do, relax and look beyond the image to view the underlying forms, textures and colors. There is much to enjoy here in terms of fine detail. This underlying “anatomy” is the essence of my art, and is what I refer to as the Tones of the Earth. I hope you enjoy the experience!”

Contrails Con Sol © Bob Helfert

Bob Helfert’s photography exhibition “Earth Tones” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of September, from the 1st through the 29th.

Gallery at Marina Square
601 Embarcadero #10, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Open Daily 10am - 6pm
805-772-1068
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Linda Bench and Hope Myers—Featured Artists

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for September 2014: “Colorful Nature”

Featured Artist Reception will be held Friday, September 12th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square


Hope Myers
   
Hope Myers is an award-winning artist who paints watercolors and makes one-of-a-kind jewelry in her “An Artist’s Garden” studio in Los Osos, California. She began to work with art forms as a child and continued her interests through a B.A. degree in Wisconsin with a minor in Art History. Her primary medium is transparent watercolor but she also is proficient in other media such as acrylic and oil. Using vibrant colors in sometimes unusual combinations, in clean, and at times simple settings, she emphasizes her love for the beauty of living things and outdoor scenes that can brighten our lives.

Flowers © Hope Myers



Linda Bench
Linda Bench, in her own words says: “I like to draw inspiring natural scenes—coastal panoramas, oak covered hillsides, flowers and wildlife. While I’ve always enjoyed drawing and art, I learned to draw well while studying landscape architecture in college. In 1998, I began focusing my artistic efforts on colored pencil drawing, and have slowly built up my portfolio. Each picture takes about 20 to 25 hours to complete, depending on the complexity of the background. I start with a line drawing, slowly building up multiple layers of color to achieve the depth and intensity I’m looking for. I live with my family in the mountains between Morro Bay and Atascadero.”

Let’s Dance © Linda Bench



Hope Myers’ and Linda Bench’s watercolor and colored pencil exhibition “Colorful Nature” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of September, from the 1st through the 29th.

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

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