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If Walls Could Talk Art Exhibit at Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery

Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery 3620 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, California NOVEMBER 10TH THROUGH DECEMBER 3RD 2016 Influenced by family life and the daily ways we interact with our dwellings, Shannon Kaye makes art with typical building materials and tools from latex paint, plywood, and furniture wax, to sandpaper, paintbrushes and trowels. Some of the paintings are covered with journaling, the story of dreams or thoughts, the featured image inspired by a conversation she imagines having with her grandmother, Artie. Shannon's work takes the form of still life, collage, pattern studies, landscape, and memoirs that evoke a nostalgic sense of places in time. My ideas are driven by rhythm, pattern, and color, and the writings represent those interactions between our decorated surroundings and the stories...

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November 10th, Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery hosts, If Walls Could Talk, a special exhibit for Shannon Kaye

Opening ReceptionIf Walls Could Talk: a unique mixed media exhibit that explores personal historyand the rooms where memories are madeJennifer Perlmutter Gallery3620 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CaThursday November 10th 6-9pm I'm so fortunate to share this exhibit and opening evening with such good company. Jennifer Perlmutter is a fellow fine artist and gallery owner who has championed my work since we met and I couldn't be more grateful for her encouragement and support.  As we developed the title for this exhibit, If Walls Could Talk, we talked about text in art and the nostalgic themes that come up around memories and the rooms we grew up in, the hobbies and pastimes that took up our time and connected us with others. It made...

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Show your Dedication 2 Design- this week at Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery

Don't miss this opportunity to learn everything you wanted to know about how to use color, art, textiles and everything else to create beautiful rooms in your home. Join me for this 3-day event packed with experts sharing their passion, advice, and Dedication 2 Design! Click here or on the image for program and tickets, but hurry. I'd love to see you there:   Here are some of the experts and the passion the advice they'll share:  

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Creating a Mood- Color Palettes that Glow

Those of you who follow me on Facebook know that I like to post photos from my power walks. Recently, I read that some experts are calling Emerald Green the 'Color of 2013'. So, when I ran into this most amazing scene along the Crystal Springs Reservoir near my home in Burlingame, California, I had to imagine a room that evoked this magical setting. Here's what I came up with: [caption id="attachment_7454" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Deep dark green walls. Preferably, layers of green blending to this deep black emerald color with a wax finish..."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_7452" align="aligncenter" width="471" caption="A gorgeous dark brown sofa like the modern piece inspired by the old English Chesterfield style sofa from Jayson Home & Garden..."][/caption] [caption...

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A Funny Thing Happened on the way BACK from St. Helena

'White car' syndrome has struck again- you know: as soon as you buy a white car, you notice all the other white cars on the road? That syndrome? Case in point: Just back from my Color in the City trip to Wine Country, still fantasizing about what life would be like in St. Helena and beyond, I met an amazing artist, Jennifer Perlmutter, who did this en plein air painting (above) of this view (below) on Hwy 29 near Yountville... I know! She painted exactly that area where I lived for a month all those years ago when I was first smitten by the area. In her work, Jennifer captures perfectly what I saw too- that magical sun glow on...

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