Oceanside CA— Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation and ArtWalls, Oside present local artist Dawn Tappan. The public is invited to an Opening Reception at Blade 1936 will be held Tuesday, January 28 from 1:00-3:00. Ms Tappan will be on hand to meet, greet and discuss her art. Blade 1936 will provide tasty treats. There will also be an open bar, as well as Opportunity Drawings and music by keyboardist, Robert Parker.
Ms Tappan has always been fascinated with nature. Taking adventures into the woods, turning over stones and collecting the creatures that were underneath are some of early childhood memories. Dawn reflects, “I picked up and analyzed everything. The endless shapes and sizes never ceased to amaze me, but it was the color, the endless color that drew me in”.
Her current body of work represents” what fascinates me most about the natural world that surrounds us all. Evolution and the elaborate array of nature’s colors”.
Through many transparent layers of paint she creates the translucent colors found in nature. Then like an archaeologist excavating a new site, she sands into my painting to reveal the layers of color built up through time. Creating a window through which the viewer can enter into the history of the painting.
“It’s like being a child all over again, the excitement of unearthing something new and beautiful.”