The Poetry of Colors

Gallery House is pleased to present THE POETRY OF COLORS--the paintings of Hedda Hope and Midori McCabe--from September 18 through October 13.  Their reception is Friday, September 28 from 6-8 pm and is open to the public.

Colors create a painting just as words create a poem and notes create a symphony.  The art works of the two artists are inspired by color in its poetic form.  The organic shapes of the natural world and the subtleties and boldness of its hues has greatly influenced them. While their works are abstract, Hedda and Midori's paintings differ in their conceptual underpinnings.

Vivid colors juxtaposed in calligraphic forms inspired by music, shapes the heart of Midori's work.  Nature’s colors and forms have fascinated her since she was a child.  Her mother taught her Japanese calligraphy.  She loves music, plays the piano and has classical vocal training.  All these experiences created the foundation for a life-long love of color, gesture and form. She has exhibited her work extensively at art fairs and galleries in Europe, Tokyo and the United States.

   Yurameki   24” x 24”, Mixed Media

Yurameki 24” x 24”, Mixed Media

The synthesis of nature, of hidden places, and elusive dreams combined with her inner perceptions creates the mood for Hedda's work.  Her colors and shapes lead the eye around the canvas while providing the viewer's imagination with a multitude of possibilities and story lines. Hedda has been painting and exhibiting her work since receiving her B.A. from Stanford in Fine Art and graduate studies at UCLA and Otis Art Institute.

   Journeys   36” x 36”, Oil on canvas

Journeys 36” x 36”, Oil on canvas

Both artists came to the United States from other cultures--Hedda from Germany and Midori from Japan. They have traveled extensively throughout the world and enjoyed the culture and the art discovered in their travels. 

 Now they would like to share their artistic journey in their show, THE POETRY OF COLORS at Gallery House, 320 California Street, Palo Alto 94306.  Please join the artists at the reception.