Corridan gallery of Santa Barbara

Contemporary Fine Art of Santa Barbara

Presenting

"Out for a Walk"

A Solo Exhibit of Oil Paintings by Karen Fedderson

Coastal and Landscape paintings of the South Coast
Tuesday December 17, 2013 through Saturday February 8th, 2014

Carpinteria Seascape painting by Karen Fedderson

"Early Moonrise", 30"x60"

Padaro Beach Sunset painting by Karen Fedderson

"Magic Hour III", 30"x40"

Corridan Gallery is proud to present "Out for a Walk", a solo exhibit of recent oil paintings by Karen Fedderson. In her first major Santa Barbara solo exhibit this year, these paintings demonstrate her continued contemplative reflection of the gentle nature of the Santa Barbara coastline. Karen's careful observation of the quality of light and atmosphere allows her to capture subtleties of the locations that can only be described as the "mood" of the day. The paintings show a rare balance of realism and artistic expression. With expert and patient brushwork she captures a level of detail that involves the viewer in her dynamic compositions. Her rich and subtle coloration and deep atmospheric perspective bring out the emotional qualities of her experience at the location. For decades, Karen has depicted the beauty of the Santa Barbara landscape and seascape. Her paintings of the gentle rolling hills, lakes and creeks are captured with the same emotionally charged sensitivity as her coastal paintings. Inspired by her deep love of the area, the paintings magically transcend paint and canvas and become energized events that transport the viewer to the time and place where she first felt the inspiration. On exhibit through February 1, 2014, many of these paintings have never been shown in Santa Barbara before.

Carpinteria beach painting

"Padaro Beach Walk", 30"x40"

padero beach painting

"One Mile from Home", 16"x40"

padaro beach painting

"Golden Moment II", 18"x24"

carpinteria bluff painting

"Sunswept II", 24"X36"

santa claus lane sunset view over  beach

"Calm Before the Storm", 24"x30"