Artist returns to Tahoe and to Marcus Ashley Galleries |

Artist returns to Tahoe and to Marcus Ashley Galleries

Lake Tahoe Action

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LAKE TAHOE ” Born and raised in the Sierra, contemporary impressionist Thomas Easley returns to the South Shore this weekend for an appearance at Marcus Ashley Galleries.

The gallery specializes in Easley’s still-life paintings of fine wines. These paintings are born of two styles, classical realism and extreme impressionism: With one, the viewer sees refined brushwork and subtlety; hard, thick celebrations of robust color with the other, the gallery wrote in a press release. The result is a bold composition giving still-life wine art an innovative twist. Both one-of-a-kind originals and fine-art limited edition prints are available.

The gallery will unveil several new originals this weekend. Easley will be in attendance from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15. The gallery will serve wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served

Easley has lived and worked all over the world. His travels have taken him from Lake Tahoe, where he lived for more than 25 years, to Venice, Italy, and also to India. While living in England, he became the first foreigner to become a full member of the Royal Miniature Society. Serious art collectors across Europe and America, including Princess Diana and Prince Charles, have purchased his works. Thomas Hoving, the longtime director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, also is a collector of Easley’s work.

Marcus Ashley Galleries is in Raley’s Village Center, directly across the street from Heavenly Village. For more information, call: (530) 544-4ART or visit

” Lake Tahoe Action