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‘New Beginnings’ at Ranch Art Guild

RANCHO SANTA FE — Art patrons gathered at the Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild on Jan. 14 to enjoy the work of three artists at a show titled New Beginnings.
At the main gallery it was all about “the Dots.” Artists Dot Renshaw and Dot Dodds combined their pieces and did a show together.
“We’ve known each other for years, but this is the first time we’ve been able to do a show together,” Dot Renshaw said.
“For me this is a new beginning because I used new mediums,” Dot Dodds said. Her work features watercolor and acrylics.
Dot Renshaw felt it was a new beginning for her, too. “I’m trying more flowing, more unusual compositions,” she said.
Across the street, at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, the work of Bob Snell is on display. Snell, who describes himself as an “imageographer,” has many photographs on many different mediums, including photography on canvas and metal plates.
“I became a different photographer when I switched from film to digital,” Snell said. He credits Steve Burns at USCD as being his mentor. “I would say that 25 percent of the work is the actual photo and 75 percent of the work I do in Photoshop.”
The New Beginnings art show will be on display until Feb. 28.