Members’ Gallery provides an opportunity for MLAA members to display their work in an informal context. Do you know somebody whose art deserves some exposure? Are you that person? Email Maureen Carden at email@example.com.
Susan Kendall: plein air artist and Citroen fan
July 2019. MMLA member Susan Kendall is a familiar figure at our paint-outs with her characteristic lively color and vigorous brushwork. She’s also an enthusiastic fan of vintage Citroen automobiles. In fact she owns one, which serves as her plein air car on painting excursions. Recently, Susan had a unique chance to combine her passions when the president of the Sacramento Citroen Club asked her to make four 18 by 40 inch paintings which could be photographed and enlarged to 8 by 20 foot murals as a backdrop for the French cars at a recent classic car show in Orange County. Her work was featured in a recent issue of Outdoor Painter magazine. You can see the article, and more of Susan’s paintings, at https://www.outdoorpainter.com/plein-air-citroencars/
These vibrantly colorful and evocative paintings of gritty urban scenes are the work of MMLA member STEVE PATZ, a Twain Harte artist who likes to paint places he’s visited and vignettes of ordinary life. Steve, who is originally from the North Bay, says he took up art relatively recently. He started with watercolors, now works in oils. Steve frequently exhibits his work; you may have seen his paintings at Ironstone and, most recently, in the Aloft Gallery.