Artist Anette Power’s “Silver Linings: Journey of Light” Exhibit Is Now Online

SANTA PAULA, CA – Light has long been an object of fascination for award-winning Ventura County artist Anette Power. In “Silver Linings: Journey of Light,” Power’s current solo exhibition of 37 oil paintings presented by the Santa Paula Art Museum, the artist explores not only light that can be seen and painted, but also the subject matters that bring light and joy to her heart. Anette’s exhibit is over two years in the making and is a love letter to living even in the midst of great change and challenges–something we can all relate to currently. Power hopes her art will inspire others to focus on the bright spots in their own lives. “Silver Linings” is available to enjoy online at https://virtualexhibit.squarespace.com/silverlinings. All of the artworks in the exhibit are available for purchase. “Silver Linings” will also be on view at the Santa Paula Art Museum when local museums are able to reopen to the public.

“In my life and in my art, light is synonymous with joy and an antidote to difficulties and darkness,” says Power. “I’m always looking for the silver lining.” The artist has long been admired for her ability to portray the beauty in everyday objects and moments: old cars and boats, children at play, charming homes and storefronts. For this exhibit it felt particularly meaningful to Power to shine a light on family, everyday life, and ordinary activities. “Art has been such a gift to me in challenging times, helping me to process what I’m going through,” Anette adds.

One experimental and therapeutic approach that the artist used to create her most recent works was to start out with a “mess of color.” Instead of laying down just one paint color on her canvas to start, she would begin with a random assortment of colors. Creating an image out of this chaos of colors seemed like a tangible way to make sense of the unknown. Many of the pieces in the upcoming exhibit also showcase back-lit subjects. For Anette, placing a light source behind the subject was the closest thing to painting a silver lining.

After immigrating to the U.S. from Sweden, Anette Power spent more than a decade working in animation as a background painter for studios like Disney, Warner Bros., Cartoon Network and Universal. She is an artist member of the California Art Club and has been an active board member of the Westlake Village Art Guild for eight years. She maintains a working studio in Newbury Park, California. Her work has been shown in numerous galleries and museum exhibits and has garnered several “Best of Show” awards. Her paintings are collected widely throughout the U.S. and in Sweden. To learn more about Anette, please visit www.anettepower.com.

“Silver Linings: Journey of Light,” a solo exhibition by artist Anette Power, is now available to enjoy online at https://virtualexhibit.squarespace.com/silverlinings. All of the artworks in the exhibit are available for purchase. “Silver Linings” will also be on view at the Santa Paula Art Museum when local museums are able to reopen to the public.

The Santa Paula Art Museum occupies two historic buildings located at 117 N 10th Street and 123 N 10th Street in downtown Santa Paula. The Museum features rotating exhibitions of vintage and contemporary art, art classes for children and adults, monthly Free Family Days, creative community events, a well-curated gift shop, and more. In support of public health directives, the Museum is currently closed until further notice. Please visit the Museum’s website at www.santapaulaartmuseum.org for the most up to date information including when the Museum will reopen to the public. To contact the Museum, please call (805) 525-5554, or email [email protected].

 

 

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