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UPCOMING SHOW PREVIEW / SANTA BARBARA, CA

November 19-December 4, 2016

Waterhouse Gallery La Arcada Courtyard, 1114 State Street, Suite 9 | Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 962-8885 | www.waterhousegallery.com

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a quiet energy.” In Hsin-Yao Tseng’s oil Chinese Old House Interior, the painter lets soft light cascade into two rooms that are joined by a door that frames the subtle presence of reflected sunlight. “It’s a depiction of my grandmother and my mom’s former home in Taiwan. I was visiting home this past winter, and my mom took me there to show me where she grew up. I felt really emotional once I walked into this nostalgic interior,” Tseng says. “This room used to be my mom and her brothers’ study room. That is exactly the meaning of the Chinese character showed above the door. I could see there were lots of stories in this house

aterhourse Gallery in Santa Barbara, California, is celebrating its 32 anniversary of bringing topquality contemporary landscapes, urban and figurative paintings to collectors in California and beyond. The show, which opens November 19 and continues through December 4, will feature artists such as Peter Adams, George Bodine, Suchitra Bhosle, James Crandall, Romel de la Torre, Casey Childs, Jeremy Lipking, Matt Smith, Albin Veselka, Kyle Ma and many others. As many as 90 pieces are expected to be on view. Michael Fitzpatrick will be bringing his painting Island Sounds, which was inspired from an idea of a model the painter hired. “She is a young woman who lives in rural Maui. She plays the ukulele— in this case a baritone ukulele—works as a farmer and chef and lives in a community that works mostly on barter,” Fitzpatrick says. “She came to Northern Cal to visit her father for the summer and answered an ad I ran for models. I was intrigued by her story so we staged this scene near my studio in Napa, California. The painting is done mostly with a squeegee to create nd

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even though no one was living there anymore. I looked beneath and painted the surface to reveal what’s hidden and painted the feeling.” Tseng continues, “I am super excited and grateful to be part of this great show. I think this is my eighth time showing in the Waterhouse anniversary show. I have always had a wonderful time meeting new artists and clients as well as catching up with some old, good artist friends.” In a portrait titled Pig Tails, Marci Oleszkiewicz paints a young girl in a pink overcoat with an oversized button. “My painting Pig Tails was inspired by a trip I took several years ago to China. It was

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