Elizabeth Geisler’s work hangs in collections across the United States and shows in galleries throughout he Bay Area. The Mill Valley resident got her start
in high school and went on to study art at many academic
institutions, eventually becoming known for her paintings
of water and nightscapes.
“I find that light’s reflections and refractions offer
endless compositions of abstract beauty, while also
imparting a strong sense of
atmosphere,” Geisler says.
“Additionally, I was compelled by the contrast of
nature and the manmade
world. The cars and highway
seem inconsequential compared to the towering clouds
and expansive sky.”
A resident of Walnut Creek, Catherine McCargar joined a group of plein air painters and has been painting with them weekly for more than 10 years. Primarily a watercolorist, she says
she enjoys seeing how color presents itself in nature and in works
of human creativity.
“While visiting the beach at Bolinas, I noticed a young woman
involved in sand castle building with her children, and I identified
with her in this simple act of love,” McCargar says. “This painting is
one of several watercolors of the scene that I created later in my studio
using photos I’d taken on site.”
Beach Day at Bolinas
15” x 11”, watercolor on paper
20” x 20”, acrylic on canvas