RANCHO SANTA FE — On Nov. 12, the Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild hosted three receptions and an Art Walk for the premiere of its new show titled “Que Sera Sera.” Wine and hors d’oeuvres were served as art lovers walked from the Art Guild to Wells Fargo Mortgage and then down to the library to see featured artists. The pace was leisurely, very … well, que sera sera.
Artist Connie McCoy is the featured artist at the Art Guild. “I tried to step out of the box, step out of my comfort zone for this show,” McCoy said. She found the horizon to be of particular interest. “It presented challenging opportunities. The horizon looks different at different times of the day.” She describes her painting technique as “Realism that is then put into abstract.” Most paintings feature a horizon, where land meets sky or water.
Across the street, at Wells Fargo Mortgage, Marie Dion is the featured artist. “This is my first solo exhibit,” said Dion, who has been a student of renowned artist Sebastian Capella for the past 12 years. “I like painting figures, people, animals.”
At the Rancho Santa Fe Library, artist Cherry Sweig is featured. Her watercolors from a recent trip to Greece are on display. Sweig first sketches in notepads, then brings those sketches to a larger canvas. Her notepads, however, serve as a diary, bringing back memories of trips past. She’s currently writing a book on her travel/painting adventures around the world. “It’s all about locations,” Sweig said. “You’ve got to know where to go and always get permission!”
The “Que Sera Sera” show runs through Jan. 2.
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