Deni Wetsel, San Rafael Member Since November 2011 Artist Statement I truly enjoy painting Marin landscapes. I try to capture on canvas the wonderful forms of the mountains I am familiar with. I use the colors of the sunlight on the hills and contrast them with the deep early morning or late afternoon shadows.
I want the paintings to convey that sense of astonishment I feel when I come upon a particular view or when I see in a new way an old familiar vista, due to a change in the lighting, the weather or the season. It really pleases me when I hear someone who is looking at my paintings say, “Oh, I know that place. I’ve been there!”
I graduated from Punahou High School in Hawaii, and Mills College in Oakland; later I studied art with Tom Buchanan, Kent Rupp, Fred Reichman, Chester Arnold, Carol Levy, Wally Hedrick, Ted Greer and Jack Scott at the College of Marin.
I have had my art shown in the San Francisco Arts Festival, at College of Marin, Marin Society of Artists Gallery, various restaurants in Marin, at Marinscapes, the Marin Lagoon Show, the California Collectors' Gallery, Marin County Fair, Down Town Art Center, with Indian Valley Artists, Marin Community Foundation Show, The Tamalpais, Art League of Northern California and National League of American Pen Women.