C Gallery on Broadway is featuring the vibrant oil / acrylic paintings of Theresa Paden and the fluid glass sculptures of Marcus Thesing in ‘The Shapes and Colors of the West’. The opening reception is on Saturday, May 11th from 6 to 9 pm and the show continues through June 7th.
Theresa Paden is known for unique paintings that feature vivid colors and expressive brush work. She is an animal lover and avid horse woman who has a passion for painting horses, longhorns, wildlife, and people of the West. Inspired by the Fauves, she mixes bright colors and intense light with her expressive style to capture the heart and soul of her subjects. ‘Cowgirl Magazine’ said of her work, ‘Paden’s paintings are, in a word, sentient. Mixed into the bright, bold pigments is a feeling of being in the physical and spiritual presence of her subjects.’
Marcus Thesing, a southern Californian, became interested in art through his father’s sculpting. He was absorbing techniques and finding focus when he met John Barber, a master glassblower living in Laguna Beach and John invited him to apprentice. After nine years of working for the master glassblower, he started his own glassworking studio. Now he focuses on creating new designs and ways to express himself with this molten medium which he loves, glass.