432 N. Ventura Ave., #30
90 Paintings in 90 Days - Christine Beirne
Buenaventura Art Association Honorary Lifetime Member Christine Beirne got inspired by a workshop and decided to challenge herself -- can she do 90 paintings in 90 days? So far the answer is a resounding yes! She's up to 65 and will be continuing through ArtWalk weekend, not even taking a break for her trip to Alaska in between. Beirne will be exhibiting these small gems on cradled board -- mostly 5" x 5" up to 8" x 10" -- in the Buenaventura Gallery at the gallery's new location in the Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30. Beirne is primarily a plein air painter working in oils. She uses a palette knife for her paintings, luxuriating in the "feel" of the paint under her knife. She is also a globe trotter who rarely misses an opportunity to set up her plein air easel and memorialize her travels. Beirne is an award-winning artist with her B.A. in Art from Cal State Channel Islands. She is also a member of the Ojai Studio Artists, a public arts commissioner in Ojai, and a recent panelist for the City of Ventura's Cultural Funding program. She is a former board president and executive director of the Buenaventura Art Association.
Along with the solo show by Christine Beirne there will be a Buenaventura Art Association members' group show with the theme "New Beginnings" in celebration of the opening of the Buenaventura Gallery in its new location at the Bell Arts Factory.