As we speak was a type of uncommon and extraordinary Lompoc spring days wherein the wind that roared ferociously yesterday had by morning blown itself out, leaving the flowers and birds to do their spring factor in peace.
It feels as if we’re in Eden when it’s like this; a lilting breeze and the sweetest birdsong, a warming solar on flowers proudly bobbing their heads to indicate off their colours to finest benefit.
Ah, the artwork of nature! Ah, the artwork impressed by nature. The Cypress Gallery has reopened its doorways to what’s hopefully the start of latest period of return-to-normal, with a present that celebrates the essence of spring. Plenty of flowers!
Roses by Rosalea Greenwood greet us as we enter — bigger than life watercolor work, in full throttle colour. “Double Delight II” with its crimsons and lotions is certainly that. Michael Corob has stuffed the adjoining nook with quite a few small watercolor bouquets; pleased, contemporary work in an summary fashion. Diane Atturio shows her affection for nature in a number of watercolors, together with the softly painted “Lavender Harvest” and a regal association of calla lilies.
These queenly blooms are robed in gentle whites towards a muted mauve background. Chris Jeszeck continues to enchant us along with her versatility as an artist. “Daffodils” is a pastel nonetheless life rendered intimately on a black background, showcasing the brilliancy of yellow flowers and lemons, of glassware and greenery. Lee Hill has created a duet of birds and flowers at play collectively, utilizing his strong portray fashion. His “Mountain Blue Chicken” and “Chickadee” are sturdy, delightfully composed little artistic endeavors.
Across the nook, be ready for an explosion of colour and design. Floral work by Vicki Andersen adorn a complete wall, together with the startling “Hollyhocks and Candy Peas,” wherein magenta orbs dance with twinkling crimson and pink starbursts.
Images by Lynda Schiff at all times give proof to her eager and delicate eye; on this present her work with flowers appears to supply us intimate information of blossom life. “Recent,” a close-up of a calla lily bedecked with dew, and “Wisteria” current us with petals we need to contact.
There are loads extra treasures within the gallery to take pleasure in this month. Claudette Carlton’s cheerful “Lighthouse” received the Folks’s Alternative final month. Plein-air work by Neil Andersson present us the marvel of an exquisite day. Different works problem us to enter a much less steady world, corresponding to Julia Nash’s surreal portrait “Covid 19.” Tom Chrones experiments with photographic strategies that confront our accustomed views, as in “The Station,” a classic fuel station in mottled gray-violet textures.
Invoice Morson’s alarmingly crisp photographic photographs on metallic, together with “Able to Launch,” give tangible proof of our contact with outer area.
So, if by any probability you want flowers, make the Cypress Gallery a vacation spot this month. Carry alongside just a little one, and have enjoyable figuring out the numerous varieties and colours of nature’s garlands. Buy a hand-painted silk scarf by Emily Abello, so beautiful and light-weight they could possibly be known as “wearable spring.” Bracelets made on a bead loom by Carol Moore, and handmade jewellery of all sorts can grow to be a part of your personal private spring fling.
The Cypress Gallery is operated by members of the Lompoc Valley Artwork Affiliation, a 501c(3) nonprofit group dedicated to increasing and supporting entry and publicity to the humanities within the Lompoc and Santa Ynez Valley.
We’re positioned at 119 E. Cypress Ave., Lompoc. Our hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, and by appointment. Name 805-736-3743 or 805-705-5328. We make use of all state-mandated pointers for a wholesome gallery expertise. Cypress Gallery information may be discovered on Fb and at www.lompocart.org.