The Watercolors of Carolyn Gates
Artists’ Reception August 4 | 3-5
Show continues Fridays & Saturdays | 3-5 through August 27
Hoffman Gallery | 594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita
Gates, a frequent watercolor teacher at the Hoffman Center, studied watercolor with Satoko Matouji at Lane Community College in Eugene as well as with premier watercolorists Carol Carter and Judy Morris.
The work in this show was inspired by her travels in Hawaii, California, and Oregon. In these paintings of tropical flowers and Oregon sea life, she distills the relationship of shapes, colors and patterns into visually pleasing abstractions of her subjects.
Carolyn says of her work “I investigate beauty, shape and color and in doing so, hope to uncover the interplay between the ordinary and the extraordinary.”
She has won numerous commissions to paint in watercolor and colored pencil. Gates has had several shows around Oregon. Gates lives with her husband and their cat, Nibbles, in Eugene.