The October art show at the Cambria Library will feature the paintings of Kathy Palmer. The exhibit will be on display from Saturday, October 1, through October 29.
In 1976 I graduated with a Degree in Fine Arts from CSU Northridge and moved to Cambria in 1979. Over the years I have worked with a variety of mediums: stained glass, mosaics, pastels, acrylics, and oils. In the 80’s, I was fortunate to have taken watercolor classes with beloved local artist, Mary Cole. I enjoy spending time outdoors, gardening and walking every day, and it is nature that inspires much of my artwork. Often a painting does not seem complete without a bird, or a bee, or a butterfly included!
Over the last couple of years my style has been influenced by Kaffe Fassett and his niece, Erin Gafill from Big Sur. A recent show of their works at the Monterey Art Center, “Color Duets” with joyful compositions of vivid color, light, and patterns, showed me a new way to have fun. While living in Mexico for 6 years, my husband, Eddie, and I were immersed in the culture and especially loved the tradition of Día de los Muertos. I enjoy making calavera characters and some of these are in this show. I am grateful to my daughter, Clarity, for requesting a painting of the Nine Muses last year for her birthday present, which led me to research Greek mythology. Greek pottery and motifs have worked their way into quite a few of these paintings.
The Cambria Library is open Tuesday and Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The library is located at 1043 Main Street.