Our new show, "Mark Jezierny and Students", is open for the enjoyment of all you art aficionados. This show is a celebration of Mark's 20+ years of teaching in the Bay Area and of the work of his students. An opening
reception is planned for this Thursday, July 5 from 6 to 8pm. Come
join the fun for good art, good food and good artists.
From the July 2011 newsletter of the California Watercolor Association.
"Mark Jezierny has been creating art in one form or another for the
past 38 years and seriously painting for the past 25 years. He paints primarily
in oils and sometimes acrylics on canvas or board, many of which are done en
plein air. His paintings of landscapes, waterfronts, buildings and industrial
scenes are done with both brush and palette knife. “Every element such as sky,
water and trees deserves a different treatment when it comes to applying
paint,” he says. He lets the subject matter tell him how it needs to be painted
as opposed to falling into the trap of formula painting. He might visit the
same site 4 to 10 times at 2 to 4 hours each time before the painting is
completed. He even sometimes has to wait until the season of the year is the same
before going back to complete the painting. He creates an impressionistic style
with an approach that is unconventional yet boldly realistic. He uses color to
convey mood along with atmosphere, perspective and an energy that depicts the
overall spirit of the subject matter. Texture and shading are effectively used
to emphasize the form, density and richness of natural and man made objects.
Since 1987 his paintings have been exhibited in numerous solo, group and juried
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