Painting in the Park

143.jpgThirteen
women painters from California, Utah
and Nevada, painted together in Yosemite Valley last May. The
work that grew out of this event, both plein air and studio paintings, are now showing at the Knowlton Gallery in Lodi, Calif., in a show called: “Yosemite on Canvas, 13 Western Artists Paint the Park.”

Among the 13 artists are Terri Ford (featured in The Pastel Journal, December 2006) and Kim Lordier (featured most recently in June 2008). Other artists include Jean LeGassick, Debra Huse, Cynthia Britain, Kathleen Dunphy, Peggi Kroll-Roberts, Jeanette Le Grue, Camille Przewodek, Carolyn Lord, Zenaida Mott, Kate Starling and Anita Hampton. California artist Cynthia Britain explained the origin of the idea for the gallery website: “A group
of us talked about this for about three years,” she says. “We wanted to paint together as a group of women.
When we talked about doing this last year, everyone said they wanted to
make it happen in 2008. From there things have come together
effortlessly. When we had to decide where to paint, Yosemite was the
place everyone wanted to go.” The exhibition continues through November 29. For more information, visit the Knowlton Gallery online.

Pictured above: A Grand View by Terri Ford

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