For the month of March, the Gallery is featuring the work of Isabella Ryder and Marco Ippaso.
Italian born, Marco began his studies in Britain, eventually graduating from The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Marco has had a pencil or paintbrush in hand since he was a child. He has been involved with art or design, in one way or another, his whole life, starting at age 10 with a winning entry at the National Gallery in London. Living in Northern California, he is never at a loss for painting subject matter. His art resides in many countries, from Australia to China, as well as Europe and here. He paints in a loose 'photo illustrative' style in mixed media, featuring both landscapes and automotive subjects. All his work is hand rendered, although he also sometimes makes limited edition prints of his work.
Isabella is the great granddaughter of early Wyoming pioneers. Midwestern seasonal changes and river currents continue to influence Isabella’s artwork. Her education includes a B.A. in English and Literature, M.A. in Art, Education and Women Studies, and Doctorate in Education. After many years as an active arts educator and part-time artist, Isabella is now enjoying being a full-time artist. Living and creating in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California, Isabella is surrounded by the multi-sensory beauty of nature found in the forest she calls home and the lakes, rivers, and vistas nearby. Isabella thrives on experimenting with mixed media, weaving together the art elements found in nature. She utilizes woven and nonwoven canvas, repurposed and recycled fiber and coiled basketry to express her unique perspective of contemporary life.
Please join us, and our featured artists, for the 3rd Saturday Art Walk, Saturday evening on March 18th (6 to 9pm). We will also have wine tasting, snacks, and live music.