vibrant

An exhibit of paintings of work from five established artists who have recently started showing with the renowned Palo Alto based Gallery House.  
The exhibition will feature paintings from Rose Hagan, Marjan Najafi, Shirindokht Nourmanesh,
Douglas Simon, and Heather Wright.  
Exhibition runs from: June 25 - July 20 | 2019
Artists Opening Reception: Saturday | June 29 | 4-6 pm
The exhibition is focused on a celebration of color in all its glory! Each artist has a unique approach in style, technique and subject focus. The common theme across this diverse group is the explosion of saturated colors, a vibrant celebration of life through imagery. You will be invited to immerse yourself into a world of energy and intensity in this exhibit.


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Rose Hagan is a Northern California artist inspired by the beauty of nature and the drama of natural light. Her recent work has focused on the endless variety of color and pattern presented by the sun setting into clouds, fog, and the ocean.

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Marjan Najafi is an artist who learned to use art to express her feelings. View of the world, birth, and death inspired her to grow and develop a great deal of interest in abstract paintings. Soon she realized abstract is like looking through a window to her inner-self, where a piece of her personality is clearly visible.

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Shirindokht Nourmanesh considers art to be a place of refuge; the urge to create shelters and rescues her at once. It forms a space where she feels centered, at ease, and herself. An expressionist, she is totally enamored with the possibilities watercolor and acrylic create and the exciting sense of freedom both stir up inside her. She is a fiction writer as well and a poet. She expresses herself in words and colors – freely moving from one to the other – drawing inspiration from history, legends, mythology, and nature. Mythical characters, from time to time and freely, appear in her paintings and stories, while water, fire, and trees are constant motifs.
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For over 45 years, Douglas Simon has been a painter dedicated to creative process. Influenced by Paul Gaugin’s philosophy “Do not copy nature too much. Art is an abstraction.” Douglas is inspired by the light and colors of the landscape of nature and channels the terrains’ flowing abstract imagery into his plein air landscape paintings. He enjoys working very quickly, sometimes on location, gradually building layers of color and texture to mimic nature. Some paintings are later finished in the studio as not to
contaminate the fresh qualities achieved on location.

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Heather Wright is a San Francisco Bay Area visual artist. Working with her characteristic intensity, vibrant energy, and empathy, and using bold designs and saturated colors, she strives to convey the essence and energy of a story or emotion. She has a Master of Fine Art from the Academy of Art University and her work is sold internationally.