Oakopolis Gallery Opening – Art MURMUR Oakland California

Show opens: December 2 and January 6, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Gallery open Saturdays from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Show Closes: January 14, 5:00 p.m.

Paintings by Joell Jones, Logan Payne, Carla Saunders, Amy Schaffer,

Rue Whittaker, Karen Worth

They gathered to work with renowned artist and master teacher, Leigh Hyams

. Leigh insists on authenticity, passion,and commitment in every stroke of the brush.

She “tricks” the artist into abandoning the analytical mind in favor of complete honesty

and presence when facing the canvas or paper. In the idyllic setting of a rustic ranch in

Calistoga, CA, magic happened. Images of chickens, horses, goats, snakes, streams,

old barns, rusted farm tools, tractors, and blooming flowers became their inspiration.

These artists gelled into a group where each individual supported and inspired each other

to go far beyond the boundaries of the familiar. They  diverge in style and expression,

but all the works in this show are based on the unique and special chemistry that happened

during that week in May.

Dog Chooses to Pose for Artist

Tyche checking me out

Tyche decides I’m OK


Now there is one happy dog

I couldn’t believe my luck! Tyche came into the room,  circled me from a distance,

sniffed , then, jumped up on the couch in front of me.  We had a good drawing session together. Charcoal on 9″ x 12″  paper. To see each drawing separately, click on the image.

Miles Vonmises

From our son’s email:

Miles had good innings. He always managed the most comfortable chair
in the room, and then convinced you to move it closer to the fire.

In his 87 dog years, Miles successfully peed on every other tree in
four area codes.

Miles was a good boy, and a dear friend. He will be missed.

In the meantime, however, he’d like us all to go outside for a walk!