Hayes Valley Art Works presents “Plein Air Travels”, paintings by Lucia Gonnella,
- Opening Sat. 4/6, 3-6 p.m.
- Plein air watercolor workshop with the artist Sat. April 20, 1-3 p.m.
- Artist will also be at the gallery Sat. April 13, 1-4 p.m.
Hayes Valley Art Works is pleased to present “Plein Air Travels,” an exhibition of paintings by Lucia Gonnella. Lucia is a San Francisco based Plein Air artist; all her paintings are done “alla prima”, started and completed outdoors. Her work aims to seize a moment of life on a canvas using acrylics, watercolors, black ink and oils in a vibrating and spontaneous sketching.
Born in Bari, Italy, Lucia showed an early passion for painting and drawing. She studied design, composition and figure art at the Academy of Brera in Milan and pottery at Cova School in Milan, and studied painting at the studio of Sergio Albano in Turin. She took part in the exhibitions of the Perrone Group, a group created by Mr. Albano, and in the exhibitions of the Brera Group in Milan and Isola Comacina at Lake Cuomo.
Lucia exhibits frequently at Live Worms Gallery in North Beach, and is a member of City Art Gallery. Lucia has traveled extensively in Europe, Nepal, and the United States, and taught French and Italian in Belgium for six years. She splits her time between San Francisco and Italy, two places and cultures that equally nuture her artist soul.
Exhibition runs April 5 – 28, 2019. Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, 11 am-4 pm.