General News · 17th July 2017
Naomi’s second show in as many years at the Old Schoolhouse Gallery last night, July 13, 2017, exceeded expectations. Before it officially opened, some 20 people waited in line expectant and eager.
The rush of initial sales was hectic for we two as hosts. Fans and onlookers were using words like fabulous, luminous, and liquid. One well known artist was talking about the strength and importance of the brush strokes.
Yes they are scenes of rocks, water, islands and cliffs of the Salish Sea, but its in the details, the brush strokes and the emphasizing of perceived colors and casts that lengthens and embellishes the sheer power of these scenes.
I have chosen 2 examples of the 7 large paintings to illustrate this. The painting first then a detail of that painting. In the focusonvictoria.ca July/August 2017, article on display in the foyer, Naomi states...
“I am trying to figure out what makes the painting successful for me. It needs to still have quite a bit of detail that is undescribed for me to feel that it’s got life. It needs to have (areas) for the viewer to fill in on their own.”
This show continues Saturday and Sunday July 15, 16, 2-6 PM and Friday July 21, 6-9 PM, Saturday and Sunday July 22, 23, 2-6 PM
detail of above painting
detail of above
Comment by Jennifer Stevens on 22nd July 2017
I love Naomi's work . She has an amazing talent and observes the detail exquisitely . Simply beautiful .