Artist reception Monday in Gardnerville |

Artist reception Monday in Gardnerville

Jonni Hill

Artistic Viewpoints will host an artist reception for the artist of the month, Denise Mancour, from 5 to 7 p.m. June 6 at the gallery, 1368 Highway 395, Building B in Gardnerville. For more information call Bill or Teri Sweeney at (775) 783-0633.

Mancour, a resident of Lake Tahoe in the summer and La Quinta, Calif., in the winter, derives her work from her surroundings.

“The mountains and the desert are incredible and I am blessed with the best of both worlds,” Mancour said. “My aim is not true-to-life realism or to ‘recreate’ what has been done to perfection but to respond to those feelings of beauty, to share what is felt in my heart.”

Mancour works with oil on paper, which gives her control of the fine details in her impressionistic artwork.

“Oil on paper dries quickly, which allows me to detail with pen and ink. This technique provides the flow and openness not found in canvas oil paintings,” she said. “The ‘Leaves’ series is painted on a flat canvas (not stretched) on which I create wonderful texture and detail with pen and ink.”

Pencil is another medium she enjoys because of its versatility and texture. She often uses pencil to create the lines and soft edges of her figure drawings.

Limited edition gicleé prints are available of some of her work and her art may be seen all month at Artistic Viewpoints.

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