Like many of us, Betsy Lombard’s outlook on life changed in March 2020. During her period of introspection, her eyes opened to a deeper love for her immediate surroundings.
Especially when she looked at Madron from the studio window, she wondered, “Why didn’t you paint more?” So she started. When it snowed, she painted… alive and quick, before the snow melted. As she strolled down Sugarloaf, she saw distant views of oak trees and the Yuba River Gorge, which she later photographed for her painting. Her previous work was completed using the view from her window.
The most intimate levels were evaluated: leaves, feathers, bark (madron paper!), spider web mandalas, and tree frog eye masks. Viewers experience these reflexive moments of awe and tranquility.
Living in Nevada City since early 2001, Lombard continues her work in a 950-square-foot studio surrounded by five acres of off-grid land and a second floor surrounded by trees.
A series of oil paintings, “Round Mountain Suite,” produced at and near the Round Mountain Art Studio in Lombard, will be exhibited at the Nevada City Winery Gallery from September 1 to October 2. ncwinery.comThe opening reception will be on Friday, September 2nd from 6-8pm with Lombard in attendance.
Source: Nevada City Winery