HOLIDAY SHOW -- 28 ARTISTS-- DEC 4 (Saturday)-- 5-8 pm
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ILONA PETERIS is a Lithuanian-born artist living in California.
Ilona studied art at UC Berkeley & UCLA. She was with the Los Angeles Art Association for 28 years and is a member of Women Painters West.
Her uniquely developed sense of color and composition made her work stand out at Virga Gallery in Laguna Beach, where it was discovered by Cambria Gallery.
Her work has been featured in numerous gallery and museum exhibits throughout Southern California, as well as Texas, Colorado, Ohio, New York, Lithuania, and Hong Kong. Her work can be found in private & corporate collections in the U.S., France, China, Canada, Australia, Germany & Lithuania.
“I relate to strong colors and images that lead to personal interpretation, reflection, and contemplation. The Southwest remains a strong influence. Its vibrant colors and distinctive landforms invite abstraction.”
NANCY ROBERTS is an artist living in her native California.
Nancy got her architecture degree from UC Berkeley. She is known for her bold use of color, dynamic design and inventive, slightly quirky style. She loves working from life but thinks of reality as just a jumping-off point.
She enjoys letting a painting unfold with a life of its own, taking unexpected twists and turns and revealing hidden secrets with its own language. Her crisp lines and joyful color put a fresh new spin on the landscape tradition.
An avid plein air painter, popular art instructor and now retired architect, Nancy is represented by Benicia Plein Air Gallery in Benicia, CA, Valley Art Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA, and now Cambria Gallery of Art.
"I start by paring a thing down to its essence, then respond to its spirit with energized color and pattern."
VIRGA SIAUCIUNAITE is a Lithuanian-born artist living in California.
Virga studied and taught at Vilnius Art Academy, Lithuania’s premiere art university. Arriving in California in 1990, she taught at numerous private institutions and exhibited widely, including LACMA.
Her versatility extends to many media, in each case exhibiting her explosive and intense style. Her favorite subjects are dancing figures, followed by portraits and landscapes.
Featured in 10 museums and nearly 300 juried solo and group exhibitions, her work can also be found in private & corporate collections in U.S., England, China, Switzerland, Russia, Lithuania, Estonia, and Portugal.
Virga Gallery was a fixture of the Laguna Beach art scene, winning Best Orange County Art Gallery award (HotList 2017). She has recently moved the gallery to her studio among the oaks and boulders of Santa Susana, in Ventura County.
“Every brushstoke is important for me -- light and color and movement. I always seek light. . . Complexity of emotion makes art deep and engaging; this is what I strive to achieve.”
WHEELS OF TIME is an ongoing project of ROGER CANTRELL, owner of Cambria Gallery of Art .
Roger received his BA and MArch. degrees from UCLA. He is licensed as an architect and certified as an urban planner, and has won numerous awards as an urban design consultant to various cities.
Roger co-owned Virga Gallery, a fixture of the Laguna Beach art scene, winning Best Orange County Art Gallery award (HotList, 2017). He cares a great deal about our culture and the opportunity to showcase worthy artists in celebration of California and our Central Coast in particular.
On Wheels of Time:
"Supposedly my first word was 'Buick'. That's what my parents told me, so I might as well believe it.
"I was born in the 1950s, a time of soaring optimism expressed in every way. Not the least of that expression came from Detroit, where the wildest dreams of the Space Age somehow ended up on America's driveways and highways. And as far as the designers reached, they usually held it together somehow without descending into chaos. It was a lot for us little kids to take in, and it left a lasting impression on many of us.
"That led me to classic car shows in later years. I found myself gravitating to the windows, to gaze at the dashboards. There, I found another world of design greatness, not nearly as well-documented or familiar as the exteriors.
"I wasn't alone there at the window. Many of us gazed at those incredibly stylized dashes while imagining ourselves driving those cars. Unfortunately, the present day intruded on the outside of the windshield.
"That sort of thing doesn't happen at Wheels of Time!
"My belief that the dashboards deserved to be presented in the most compelling way possible led me down a long road of car shows, image research, and Photoshop magic. This developed into Wheels of Time, allowing you to
Drive Into History!
"It is the behind-the-wheel authenticity and variety that define Wheels of Time. I hope that you enjoy discovering, and owning, these vivid scenes and the detailed views of the automotive designers' accomplishments."