"Around the Bay", artist Kaaren Marquez July Show Dates: July 1 - Aug 1, 2021 Evening Reception: Friday, July 2nd, 5pm - 8pm Meet the Artist Dates: Saturdays, July 10th and 24th, 11am - 5pm Kaaren Marquez's new show "Around the Bay" features oil paintings filled with bold color, strong values, and definite sense of place. The collection includes both rural and urban subjects: from coastal views of Point Lobos, Pescadero, and Half Moon Bay to street and harbor scenes of San Francisco. From friends gathering at the Mountain Winery to blooming fields in Napa, Kaaren's paintings capture the energy and delight of finally emerging from such a difficult, solitary year. "My goal is to translate the joy and hope I am feeling as things start to open back up. This pushes me to use richer colors, looser strokes, and really exploit the strong light patterns in each scene. You can tell I am happy when I am painting." Kaaren Marquez has been painting seriously for the past thirteen years after an engineering career with HP and Agilent. Working originally in watercolor, she won awards and juried into many local, national, and international shows. Now she leverages her strong design and composition skills while exploring new techniques and styles in oil and acrylic painting. Her work is shown at Viewpoints Gallery in Los Altos, Gallery 24 in Los Gatos, and Lisa Lisa Hair Salon in Los Altos. Her paintings are in private collections throughout the world. Web: www.Kaarensart.com IG: @marquezkaaren Facebook.com/kaarensart Viewpoints Gallery is open to the public. Viewpoints Gallery, 315 State Street, Los Altos, 94022. (650) 941-5789. Gallery hours: Wed - Sun 11am-5pm, Fridays and Saturdays are now open until 8pm.