The Art Gallery at Wilder invites you to view the mixed media paintings of Margie Caldwell-Gill during the month of October. View the online gallery "Abstraction - Alive and Well in Orinda" HERE and be
The Art Gallery at Wilder invites you to view the mixed media paintings of Margie Caldwell-Gill during the month of October. View the online gallery “Abstraction – Alive and Well in Orinda” HERE and be sure to check out her virtual exhibit video.
Caldwell-Gill, who lives in Orinda, started out as a photorealist painter in college and rebelled against the dominant art forms of the time, pop art and abstract art. After working as a medical illustrator for 15 years she lost interest in recreating what she saw in the world and became interested in abstract painting, She fell in love with the beauty of the materials themselves – thick and thin layers of paint, the edges of one shape next to another, how marks disappear behind a brushstroke of paint and how this can convey space, time and emotions. She now paints intuitively, which means she never knows where a painting will take her. “I approach my paintings with a sense of
experimentation and play,” she said. She’s learned more about color, composition and value than she ever learned when doing representational work. She is showing nine works in her virtual exhibit including Reverie, a 16.5” x 22.5” mixed media work. Her expressive brushstrokes and graphic marks create a world uniquely hers. Expect abstract work with lots of geometric shapes in complimentary colors including blues, grays and orange earth tones. To see more of her work go HERE.
1 (Thursday) 2:30 pm - 31 (Saturday) 4:30 pm