Announcing a brand new series from esteemed ÆRENA Gallery artist, Kate Salenfriend. In celebration of the hot golden days and dramatically cool Napa nights, we are delighted to kick off summer with this selection of mesmerizing paintings on view in each of our gallery locations.
Passions is Salenfriend at her most personal. Best known for her dreamy birches, this series of floral paintings forgo Salenfriend's trademark gold leaf in favor of painterly, sumptuous brushwork and dazzling color.
"As life moves me forward, it's impossible to stay in stagnation in any situation. But from my experiences, I know that I am layering my own life onto the canvas.
The physical nature of painting these garden paintings is constant movement, adding texture, creating lights and darks and ultimately creating an environment for the eye and mind to wander. Discovering a layer, a small detail, and pausing in that moment."