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BRONZE & BRUSH:
THE SPIRIT OF RURAL VALLEY LIFE

July 22 thru September 18, 2005

Bronze & Brush Bronze & Brush artists Pat Roberts, Eve Armson and Nancy Becker

On exhibit through September 18 in the Museum gallery is “Bronze & Brush: The Spirit of Rural Valley Life.” Sculptor Pat Roberts and painter Nancy Becker have teamed up for this show focusing on the pastoral pleasures of the Santa Ynez Valley. Also featured is watercolor artist Eve Armson, noted for her scenic rural locations and buildings.

“These three talented women understand and capture the beauty of our rural valley,” says Executive Director Esther Jacobsen Bates. “The diversity of medium, texture and color creates a visually interesting exhibit.”

Acclaimed sculptor Pat Roberts’ work is in private and corporate collections throughout the world. Living with her husband, Monty, on their beautiful Solvang horse farm has given her the opportunity to study the subject she loves best: the horse in motion. An accomplished horsewoman who has bred, trained and exhibited horses, Pat began sculpting more than thirty years ago. A celebrated artist, her bronze sculptures are exhibited both in the United States and internationally

Nancy Becker spent much of her youth on horseback exploring the Angeles National Forest. Rugged vistas, a spectrum of colors, light and shadow were all part of her artistic development. She earned a B.A. in Art Education and taught in local schools before relocating to San Luis Obispo County. Becker is noted for images of tranquil pastoral scenes painted in oil on canvas.

Watercolor artist Eve Armson’s art career began as an interior designer. Her many clients, among them Bill Gates, valued her drawings and flair for creating with shapes and forms. She opted for an early retirement ten years ago and began painting. Known for her spare, visual economy, she paints with watercolors, often selecting architectural objects in rural settings.

Debuting Friday, July 22 is the new gallery exhibition “Bronze & Brush: The Spirit of Rural Valley Life.” Sculptor Pat Roberts and painter Nancy Becker team up for this show focusing on the pastoral pleasures of the Santa Ynez Valley. Also featured is watercolor artist Eve Armson, noted for her scenic rural locations and buildings.

Cattle and FogThe public is invited to the opening reception on Friday evening July 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. Refreshments will be served and there is no charge for admission.

“These three talented women understand and capture the beauty of rural Santa Ynez Valley,” says Executive Director Esther Jacobsen Bates. “The diversity of medium, texture and color creates a visually interesting exhibit.”

Acclaimed sculptor Pat Roberts’ work is in private and corporate collections throughout the world. Living with her husband, Monty, on their beautiful Solvang horse farm has given her the opportunity to study the subject she loves best: the horse in motion. An accomplished horsewoman who has bred, trained and exhibited horses, Pat began sculpting more than thirty years ago. A celebrated artist, her bronze sculptures are exhibited both in the United States and internationally

Nancy Becker spent much of her youth on horseback exploring the Angeles National Forest. Rugged vistas, a spectrum of colors, light and shadow were all part of her artistic development.The Tine Barn She earned a B.A. in Art Education and taught in local schools before relocating to San Luis Obispo County. Known for images of tranquil pastoral scenes painted in oil on canvas, Becker notes, “I love to paint pristine expanses of mountain ranges, the patterns of farm fields and the always-changing sparkle of light.”

Watercolor artist Eve Armson’s art career began as an interior designer. Her many clients, among them Bill Gates, valued her drawings and flair for creating with shapes and forms. She opted for an early retirement ten years ago and began painting. Known for her spare, visual economy, she paints with watercolors, often selecting architectural objects in rural settings.

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