FilAm artist Lynda A. N. Reyes from Los Angeles continues her participation as an exhibiting artist in the Expressions Gallery in Berkeley, California with 4 paintings chosen for the Spring Forward Exhibit starting April 26 until July 11, 2014. Three transparent watercolor paintings titled “A Covey of Colors”, “California Poppies” and “Birds of Paradise” and an oil painting titled “Gardenias for Mom” fit beautifully in this themed exhibit ushering the spring season.
This is Lynda’s second participation at the Expressions Gallery. In January of this year, she participated in the Homelessness Exhibit with an oil painting titled “Scavenger’s Loot”, a stark depiction of poverty and homelessness in modern times.
The artist states: “Through my art, I want to interact with my viewers and to share with them what I have experienced. When the viewers participate, only then can I say my painting is done! My hands, mind and heart all work in unison to spark the awe the viewers experience in their initial encounter with any of my artworks.”
Lynda paints representational subjects in oil and watercolor and accepts portrait commissions in both media. As a master watercolorist Lynda has been represented in published books and catalogs. To note, her “California Grandpa” has been published in Splash 14, a book series dedicated to high quality watercolor paintings from accomplished artists all over the world.
Lynda taught Art History in several community colleges in LA area, including Glendale, Santa Monica and Pasadena colleges. She is known in the international academia for her pioneering book titled “The Textiles of Southern Philippines” and her published studies in Philippine ethnic art. This seminal book is in the collection of 141 libraries of major universities and museums all over the world. She was a recipient of an International Fellowship Award from the American Association of University Women and has won awards and recognition both as an artist and art historian. In 2010, her landscape in oil titled “Dusk at Port Hueneme” was chosen as finalist in the 27th Annual Art Competition of the Artist’s Magazine. This national competition received a total of 6400 entries from all over the US.
Lynda has participated in 23 juried exhibits since 2008, including 2 museum exhibits, one at the National Steinbeck Museum in Salinas, California in 2012 and the other at the Kenosha Public Museum in Wisconsin in 2013. Her out-of-state participation in International and national exhibits in Canada, Kentucky, Maryland, Wisconsin, Colorado and New York has accelerated her integration into mainstream American art.
For more information please visit www.Expressionsgallery.org.