SF Bay Area Jazz Oil Painting Exhibition -
Gallery Exhibition & Artist Reception
" Women of Jazz, A Celebration of Divas",
A Collection of New Oil paintings by Artist
*Riki R. Nelson*
Peabody Fine Art Gallery of Los Gatos
Online Preview -
*Meet the artist*
*Champagne Artist Reception
Reception Date - Saturday, July 28th 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Location - Peabody Fine Art Gallery of Los Gatos
Exhibit Dates - July 23rd thru Mid August 2007
Recent & never before shown large oil paintings in the style contemporary realism celebrating the beauty and uniqueness
of today's Jazz Divas. Subjects include Rita Coolidge,
Roseanna Vitro, and Paula West as they appeared at their San Francisco Bay Area performances.
*Peabody Fine Art Gallery*
11 N. Santa Cruz Ave
(at Main St. near the town plaza)
Los Gatos CA
Phone 408 395 3440
Online Art Preview http://www.riki-arts.com/divas.html
- Map link to Peabody Gallery-
(RSVP appreciated, but not required)
R. R. Nelson works exclusively in oil, taking as long as two months to complete a single piece. She uses traditional realism, complimented by contemporary colors & compositions and her own creative vision, to develop unique and moving portraits of contemporary life.
*Jazz on the Plazz Art Exhibition Dates*- -R.R. Nelson has been invited to appear with selected works at two of the "Jazz on the Plazz" concerts.
August 1st & August 8th 2007, on the Plaza.
August 1st - Performers - Roseanna Vitro w/ Anton Schwartz and August 8th - Performers - Nancy Kelly & Giacomo Gates, A Tribute to Louis Prima - visit Jazz on the Plazz for concert information."
About the Art, and the Artist ...Riki R. Nelson paints only jazz musicians and singers she has personally encountered.
She works exclusively from her own sketches, photos, "mental
pictures" and inspiration. The Artist's goal is as much to paint the
spirit of the performance and the performer, as a true likeness.
She paints both emerging and legendary jazz artists.
R. R. Nelson works exclusively in oil, taking as long as two months to
complete a single piece. She uses traditional realism, complimented by
contemporary colors and compositions, and her own creative vision,
to develop unique and moving portraits of contemporary life.
It is Nelson's belief, that for a portrait to be a true work of
art, it must come from the artist's sensitivity to the subject. She feels
that seeing and studying a performer in person, allows her to in some
way touch their, "essence" which she can then translate into the "soul"
of a painting. This is why she goes to such great lengths to get her
own sketches and photos, and why she works exclusively from her own
encounters with the the musicians and singers she uses as
subjects for her paintings.