Meet artists at Tahoe Country
August 24, 2005
Tahoe Country will host four Tahoe Art League members this weekend, whose styles are as varied as the media they use. This week’s art events feature silk painting, portraits, still lifes and watercolor landscapes. Demonstrations and exhibits will take place at Tahoe Country, No. 27 in Heavenly Village just off the ice rink.
— Friday – Noon to 4 p.m. Artist Dixie Murnane.
Since retiring from teaching elementary school, Murnane has been able to focus on her true calling – art. She has spent years doing figure drawing, oil and gouache still lifes of foods and plants. Her current passion is silk painting focused on more floral themes, which she will be demonstrating on Friday.
— Saturday and Sunday – Noon to 4 p.m. Artists Betty Beede, Roberta Hanna and Doris Davis.
Beede’s long career in painting has taken her from portraits and silhouette cutting, to still lifes, nudes, landscapes, and historic buildings. Equally talented in oil, watercolor and pastel she has been winning awards from San Francisco, Contra Costa and Sonoma Counties to this month at the Tahoe Art League. During this weekend’s show, she will be working on a portrait of fellow Art League member Roberta Hanna.
Hanna was blessed to be raised in an artistic family of varying talents. Though she has focused her career in the graphic arts area, Hanna has spent many years experimenting in all media. Her favorite is doing plein air watercolor landscapes which she has done up and down the Northwest. She loves working with other artists to gather inspiration, share techniques and ideas.
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Davis loves the excitement of painting on location in the High Sierra where she is able to catch the essence of the moment. Her style is easily recognized by her impressionistic approach and come rain, sun or snow.
She can be found outdoors capturing a scene on canvas or paper. She has been a painter all her life, but continues to try new mediums such as recent explorations into silk painting and etching on metal plates.
For further information call (530) 544-6600.