Join us on the Lassen Community Holiday Home Studio Tour, Nov. 27 & 28!
Michael Kerby lives in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It is there that he feels the special kinship created by living close to
the Earth that is so necessary to his artistic vision. Michaels concern with humanity’s spiritual bond to the Earth is apparent
in his work, which expresses the need to both touch and be touched by the Earth. “We have a spiritual as well as
physical need for a healthy Earth”.
“I try to capture and share the 'awe' of a place”. Working from several photos he’s taken, as well as sketches, Michael combines elements of the area to create a composition that invites the viewer to step in and explore. Putting in just enough detail so the viewer’s eye fills in the rest. Painting is fun and joyous, bringing pleasure to the creator, as well as
expanding the imagination and creativity of the viewer.
Michael is a native Californian, raised in the Sierra Nevada, near Yosemite National Park. He was encouraged to draw and paint at an early age. Although primarily a “self-taught” artist, he has studied at Sierra College, and taken several workshops from renowned artists. His artistic philosophy has been influenced by his travels to the Far East during a tour with the U.S. Coast Guard in the early 70’s and by his nearly thirty years service as a wild land firefighter.
Michael is currently a full-time professional artist working primarily in watercolor and acrylic, where he continues to explore the possibilities of the mediums in creating what he refers to as “dreamscapes”, feeling that a painting is “a manmade
dream produced for those who are awake”.
-Bev Mendoza/Gallery Curator
Viewing the Exhibit: This show will be live and on the walls!!
Watercolors, Acrylic paintings, matted, unframed work and cards available!
Come to the Cottage Street Gallery to see the work in person through Saturday, November 28th.
Tuesday - Friday, 4-7pm
Saturday - 10-2pm
If you have more questions, please contact the Cottage Street Gallery, 530-257-5222,
or email: email@example.com
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