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The Shooting Gallery is pleased to present Muses. The opening reception for Muses will be held at The Shooting Gallery on Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 7-11pm. The exhibit will be on display through March 2, 2013 and is free and open to the public.
SF-based Charmaine Olivia has built a reputation that spreads far beyond her local following by casting her creative eye to a variety of mediums including illustration and photography, but it is through her oil paintings that Charmaine’s remarkable talent is best conveyed. A focus on feminine beauty underlies the majority of the artists’ works, as well as developing an ethereal presence with subtle inclusion of the unexpected. Each painting in the exhibition is a wonderland of hidden details. Wildly colorful, Muses is a more passionate exploration of portraiture than previous shows, full of palettes that impart a new vibrancy to the work.
With this new body of work, Charmaine has taken a more painterly approach. The loose brush strokes and rough handling of paint compliment the sense of a certain wild freedom that echoes out from each of the artist’s powerful figures. “Each painting was inspired by an image of a woman with a certain look, a soft quality or expression that drew me to her,” Charmaine explained. “Some emotion that resonated within me that I wanted to reflect back.”
Oil on Panel, 18x24"
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