“Recollections” is a new show featuring two painters with very unique styles,
Charlotte Coqui and Radha Rao
Show: April 2 - April 27, 2019
Artist Reception: Friday April 5th, 6 - 8 pm
People often say, "I can't remember," when what they really mean is, "I can't recall." Either in auditory or visual fashion. The first memories recorded were not written, they were drawn or painted or impressed into a material. In this exhibition, “Recollections,”Radha presents her larger studio pieces based on plein air paintings from her trip to Provence in the summer of 2018. Charlotte captures the sensations of her body's experience in 2019.
Charlotte Coqui works with luminous colors exploring life in the Bay Area. A naturalist at heart, she channels sunlight and shadow, body and feeling, imagery and sensations, onto a 2D surface.
Radha Rao is predominantly an oil painter and dabbles in other medium, such as charcoal and sketches in watercolors. Radha’s primary focus is Plein Air landscapes done in an impressionist style; she utilizes bold colors and varied textures. This combination helps set a very specific tone for the viewer. Related to this, she has a strong connection to wildlife, farm animals and their surroundings, and strives to capture their emotions through her brushwork.