PAUL STRAHM: The Ireland Paintings
Exhibit: October 22 - November 27, 2011
MEET Paul Strahm: Saturday October 22, 5 pm to 8 pm
A catered event with music by harpist Mair Rathburn
La Jolla oil painter Paul Strahm has returned from Ireland with a second place award from Art in the Open (AITO) 2011, Europe's largest plein air painting event! Paul was the only American to receive an award in this year's paint-out, which included over 100 artists from Ireland and around the globe.
Under the sponsorship of O'Dunn Fine Art, Paul painted in various parts of the country as well as at several AITO venues. AITO participant Lori Putnam has posted a wonderful narrative blog on this plein air invitational, including a photo of Paul at work on his winning painting: blogspot.com
See Paul's award-winning Enniscorthy street scene at artintheopen.org
Plan to join us on October 22 for the unveiling of The Ireland Paintings: Paul's signature treatment of the Irish countryside, street scenes, coast and waterways.
JOHN TITUS KREMPEL: Urban in Nature
Exhibit: September 7 - October 16, 2011
MEET John Krempel: Wednesday September 28, 5 pm to 8 pm
a catered event featuring music by Bill Coleman
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AbEx invades La Mesa Village! Bay area abstract expressionist John Krempel brings a selection of larger oil and acrylic paintings to O'Dunn Fine Art for this exciting show.
Influenced by the 20th century San Francisco abstract expressionist movement, John references the beauty of both natural and manmade landscapes in his work. He has been featured in dozens of bay area shows, and is the founder of the Temporary Artists Group (TAG), which brings emerging artists to the community. With degrees in both the arts and psychology, John's paintings dance at the interface of the physical and psychological worlds.
OMG! John Krempel's oil painting "Skyscrapers in the Night" has been chosen by editor Jocelyn Waters for the cover of SDArtGuide for October-December 2011. This quarterly publication will have 10,000 copies distributed countywide....you go, John! Thank you, Jocelyn!
WADE CLINE: Last Light
Exhibit: July 27 through August 28, 2011
Meet the Artist: Wednesday, July 27, 5 pm to 8 pm
You are invited to view the largest exhibit of Wade Cline's paintings currently available. On July 27, meet Wade Cline, get first peek at this wonderful collection, and enjoy the elegant renderings of guitarist Bruce Harvey. Catering and beverage service for Meet the Artist hosted by First Republic Bank of La Mesa.
"Painting the environment that we're inured to sharpens our confusion, for better or worse. Cline's diffusing fog and obscure streets, his private no traffic time of day, his candor on how difficult it is to get any scene onto canvas- all replicate the doubt that artists (certainly the best ones) face in the fire of creation".
Thomas Larson, "Last Light", in the San Diego Reader, August 26th, 1999.
O'Dunn Fine Art wishes to thank Mr. Larson for his inspired article, and title, borrowed here for this exhibit.