"A FEAST FOR THE EYES" March Show opens at Brackenwood Gallery
Oil painter Gail Weir and Textile artist Carys Ann Hamer are artfully paired in the upcoming show at Brackenwood Gallery named “A Feast for the Eyes”. The opening is on March 5th with the Artists’ Reception from 5-7PM and extending thru March 28th.
Gail Weir is a painter who works in a loose style painting images from her rural life on the Kitsap Penninsula. Ms.Weir’s paintings evoke memories of a time gone by where canned food and grazing farm animals were part of the daily scene for most people.
“A Feast for the Eyes” promises to be in keeping with Gail’s iconic country images that define her current style.
Gail, a graduate of the Seattle Academy of Fine Art, started drawing at an early age and was doing freelance illustrations as a teenager. Gail’s work is shown in galleries from Vashon Island to Anacortes as well as Brackenwood Gallery in Langley.
Carys Ann Hamer’s wearable art is dyed with natural dyes and also captures a bit
of nature. This textile series particularly was influenced by Spring walks thru local forests on Whidbey Island where she now lives. Ferns and fiddleheads peeping up through the soil, piles of old leaves underfoot and spring buds were the inspiration for her lovely shawls and scarves created for this show.
Carys Ann grew up in Wales where she was surrounded by tapestries and coverlets from and early age. She has traveled extensively and lived and worked as a Chemist for many years in Africa and Indonesia. These rich cultural experiences have greatly influenced her sense of color and design. Recently Ms. Hamer visited France to study with Michele Garcia and Denise Lambert where she learned more about dying using woad, the European Indigo, which she is now using on her silks.
We invite you to come ‘feast your eyes’ on the incredible oil paintings and lovely textiles that will be on display for your enjoyment throughout the month of March at Brackenwood Gallery.