Pleasanton Weekly

Arts & Entertainment - October 28, 2011

Painting with passion

One-artist show on exhibit at Wente during November

by Dolores Fox Ciardelli

Watercolorist Charlotte Severin is having a one-artist show, "Painting with a Passion for Life," at Wente Estate Winery during the month of November, showing her works done en plein air and still lifes.

"Painting is for me a celebration of life, an opportunity to express my joy and awareness of the beauty and fascination of life all around," Severin said.

The exhibit will include a view of Valley vineyards, Mount Diablo in its various moods, and plein air works that Severin painted abroad. Still-life compositions include locally collected thistles and dried seed pods, persimmons and pomegranates, flowers in bloom, treasured teapots and candle sticks, with all of the elements in dramatic combinations.

Severin, a Pleasanton artist who teaches "Art Made Easy" classes for the city and is well known throughout the Tri-Valley, said that she paints with a passion for life and hopes those who view her works feel that excitement, too.

An artist's reception will be held 1-3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Winery at 5565 Tesla Road in Livermore.

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