Jennifer Bundey, paintings &
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 1, 2011, 5:00 p.m.
Tony Green, ceramics
Exhibit remains through November 17
The Dolphin Gallery will present the paintings of
and ceramics of
from the opening Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. through Thursday, November 17.
About Jennifer Bundey
My love for color and my understanding of darkness and light has developed gradually over a long period. Much of my learning has been through experience. As a fledgling teacher in Australia, trained solely to teach academics, I was required to instruct my students in a broad range of arts and crafts! So I jumped in and learned on the job, taking classes with every visiting artist. Later, on sabbatical, I headed for two years of art training in Sacramento. After another long stint in teaching and school administration, I finally moved to the California coast and took up my paint brushes in earnest.
I paint because I love color: its spirit, character and nuances. While each painting develops, I contemplate and explore color relationships through the polarities of movement and stillness, darkness and light, line and space. Watercolors and acrylics are my paints of choice, each providing a wide array of delights and challenges.
In watercolor, my starting point is "veil painting," a process in which every wash must dry before another is applied. I begin with one or two colors in transparent tones. As the layers build and overlap, new colors and values are created. I intensify some areas until they become opaque, and leave others as almost invisible veils. The resulting contrast creates luminosity in the painting. Forms emerge out of the colors and I highlight them. A period of artistic tension follows until the work feels complete.
Acrylics enable me to use bolder, more intense, colors on canvas to create a range of moods, from playful to dramatic. Color comes first, whether the result is abstract or representational. The sky provides constant inspiration. Every now and then a sunset or storm demands to be painted! Sometimes, if I am not sure whether to place two colors together, I find the answer in the sky.
About Tony Green
Tony uses the tools of ceramics to create unique works of art. His work
often reflects the beauty and diversity of the north coast of California where
Self taught for the most part, he has studied ceramics at the
Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Maryland; Brandybuck Ranch, Point Arena,
California; and at the Mendocino Art Center in California.
has been studying Japanese Sumi-e painting techniques and his work
includes ceramic vessels painted in the Sumi-e style. He designed and
built a pottery kiln for firing many of his sculptures with distinctive raku
Tony's work has been primarily inspired by three ceramists, Hungarian
Margit Kovacs, American Beatrice Wood, and Native American Roxanne
Swentzell. Margit Kovacs was known for decorative sculptures that were
totally or partially thrown on the pottery wheel. Beatrice Wood was known
for her beautiful luster glazes and many humorous works. Roxanne
Swentzell is known for her highly expressive human Native American
Most of Tony's sculptures are partially or entirely thrown on the pottery
wheel in the manner of Margit Kovacs. The photo above right shows an example
of Tony's work thrown on the pottery wheel with some minor hand
built additions. The local sea life pictured above left represents the whimsical
nature expressed in many of Tony's sculptures.
The Dolphin Gallery is located at
39225 Highway One in downtown Gualala, CA
(behind the post office on the south side).
Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-3896 for more information.