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Martha Rea Baker has delivered the final two paintings for the upcoming exhibit at Karan Ruhlen Gallery which opens Friday, September 25, 2015 with an artist reception from 5-7 pm.
“Conversations on Color and Abstraction”
Like the previous paintings, Dordogne I, II, and III, these abstracts posted below were inspired by travels to the French Dordogne. The artist first visited this region in 2000 on an art travel trip and returned in April of 2014 with her husband to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. This area of France is rich with history, gourmet food and wine, chateau-studded limestone cliffs and most importantly, prehistoric cave art. In the paintings posted below, Martha has captured the essence of the landscape with abstract references to the blue of the Dordogne River, grey and white limestone cliffs and shapes and symbols found in the region.