ArtsWest Gallery December Artists Beata Metzalaar, Anne Simernitski, Susanne Werner, Ian Painter, Garth Amundson & Pierre Gour
Metzelaar’s rich textures and lush colors compliment her atmospheric landscapes which are drawn from her memories of early life in Czechoslovakia.
Simernitski’s Abstract Expressionist work emphasizes spontaneity and expressive use of color for an emotional impact. She was inspired on a trip to China where she found intricate layers of prayer papers glued directly to temple doors, sculptures of saints and trees.
Susanne Werner’s colorful abstract art is very much about a process of action and reaction. With an intuitive approach, she translates the contemporary experience of life into a visual language using an emotional response to shapes, colors, and textures.