Lamorinda Arts Council President Denise Nomura is featured in a solo show for the month of April in the virtual Art Gallery at the Orinda Library. Her theme for the
Lamorinda Arts Council President Denise Nomura is featured in a solo show for the month of April in the virtual Art Gallery at the Orinda Library. Her theme for the 12 works she is exhibiting is “Seeking Nature’s Deep Calm in Tahoe.”
Nomura, of Moraga, was introduced to the world of art at a very young age by her grandmother, an accomplished painter. Together they mixed paint, created collages, and talked about how shadows and light can define artwork. As a child she loved the process of mixing paint to create new colors and even loved the smell of the paint. To this day, it still brings her grandmother to mind. She has no formal academic training, but has taken many classes.
Her focus continues to be capturing moments of time in the natural world. Since she often travels to Tahoe, you will see oil paintings of the lake, rocks and sky with an emphasis on clouds. She admits to a total obsession with clouds at the moment. “Photographs of nature were not enough for me; I work to replicate what I experience in nature on canvas. I paint soothing, calming scenes so that I can come back to them again and again to receive those messages,” said Nomura.
View the artwork of April 2021 exhibitor Denise Nomura via photos HERE. Her exhibit runs April 1 through 30.The Lamorinda Arts Council reconfigured all scheduled art exhibits to be virtual until COVID-19 restrictions change. The Council has redesigned its website so art lovers can easily view photographs and videos of exhibiting artists’ creative work during their scheduled exhibit month. Artwork is also available for purchase online. For questions email Curator Maggie Boscoe,email@example.com or call 925-359-9940.
1 (Thursday) 12:00 pm - 30 (Friday) 12:00 am
Art Gallery at the Orinda Library
26 Orinda Way