COASTAL CALIFORNIA: Oils & Watercolors Celebrating our Beautiful Land
Paintings by Suzanne Siminger
Rock Hill Gallery June 20 – August 8, 2019
Artist’s Reception: Sunday, June 23, noon to 2:00 pm
Community Congregational Church, 145 Rock Hill Road, Tiburon, CA
For Tiburon resident Suzanne Siminger painting has always been a passion and describes her work as Contemporary Realist Landscape, whether it be oil or watercolor, both of which she is proficient in. Suzanne admits that like the Hudson River School's reverence for the beauty of nature, she is awed by the power and magnificence found along the California coast and in the Southwest. She shares that “there is a spirituality about it that reaffirms every day the worth of the struggle of creating, ever pushing the boundaries; the vision always ahead of the hand's ability.
The importance of preserving the pristine beauty of our Earth is becoming an ever increasing hot issue in our lives. I believe that landscape painting, far from being an old-fashioned subject that it is sometimes made out to be, is in the vanguard of artistic social responsibility.
Through my interest in astronomy I have gained an understanding of the unimaginably immense distances of space, the sheer size of galaxies, the temperatures at which stars burn and the raw energy which makes up our universe. Suddenly I am much more appreciative of our little blue planet! So far, although astronomers have found exoplanets, they have found nothing even remotely like Earth. The circumstances for which allowed it to evolve were so specialized that one wonders if it was indeed a miracle. This is a pretty special place, one worth caring for and appreciating its beauty. It's all we have. With that in mind, and that the role of an artist as a visionary, a truth teller or weather vane, helping others become aware of the beauty of our environment is key to my love of painting the landscape”.
Coastal California will be at the Rock Hill Gallery in Tiburon from June 20 through August 8. Come meet the artist on Sunday, June 23 from noon to 2:00 pm and enjoy the art. Friends and family welcome. The event is free.
Community Congregational Church
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