Oil painter Maria SantoStefano takes the spotlight in March with her exhibit COLORfornia,featuring landscapes painted on location from an array of Northern California sites.
“I’m a colorist following in the expressive Bay Area plein air painting tradition of Pam Glover, Louis and Lundy Siegrist and the Society of Six ” Maria explains.
Bold, luminous color and exuberant brushwork are hallmarks of her fresh painterly style. Maria calls painting outdoors “an addictive pleasure.” Almost all of her work is done on location. “I feel lucky to live in California,” She says., where painting is a year-round-joy.”Learn more about the artist www.santostefano.weebly.com
Join Maria at the gallery March 11, 12 and 13
Show dates: Friday, March 3 through Sunday, April 3
Also on exhibit is the new collection of plein air paintings by all 12 of the gallery’s artists showcasing a colorful variety of media and styles. Benicia Plein air Gallery is located at 307 First Street in the heart of historic downtown Benicia. Staffed by artists , the gallery is open Friday through Sunday from 11 am to 5pm. Visit Beniciapleinair.com.