SLO Provisions

Friday, March 2, 2018

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
SLO Provisions
1255 Monterey St.
San Luis Obispo
, CA
805 439 4298

Liz Maruska’s travels and explorations to fantastic realms of discovery are revealed in her “Luminous Dreams” exhibition during the artist’s reception at Art After Dark at SLO Provisions on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 6-9 pm.

Liz’s most recent work is inspired by American landscape painters like Georgia O’Keefe and Albert Bierstadt, who worked to show the raw glory of the new world, and believed studying the land could lead to enlightenment.

Wander through the luminous panoramas, linger at the water’s edge, enjoy the moment pondering the exquisite details and spellbinding impressions of Liz’s beautiful paintings. The “Luminous Dreams” exhibition is a visual delight, an expedition to a world captured by Liz in each astonishing panorama for the viewer to behold.

Liz’s paintings are a passionate record of our changing environment, through her unique vision of the world, rendered with a palette of colors that glows with vitality. When interpreted through her vivid brushstrokes the wild and fleeting beauty of the landscape sparks into life on canvas, a witness to the beauty of our natural surroundings.

There is a tenderness in the way the light disperses through the ice and water mirroring the vastness of the landscape. In fact, in all of Maruska’s work there is a gentleness, as there are no sharp lines, just expansive light merging land and sea. Many of her works reach full impact at a slight distance, when the abstract minutia blends into majestic realistic scenes.

All of her recent work is inspired by what is around her, and like the impressionists, she is drawn to a particular landscape with which she begins the piece, then the paint and vision take over to create a unique work of art fulfilling one’s desires and finding that balance between tranquility and excitement. Liz Maruska’s art is nostalgic yet contemporary, adventurous and bold.

Like the expansive world she has explored, her work offers an exquisite and thriving impression. Maruska’s approach is versatile- her art has been displayed in a variety of ways- inside and outside including city banners, walls, floors and columns, from delicate six-inch canvases to cars and wrapped city buses. Maruska’s paintings can be found in private collections across the country.