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Coming to Manna Gallery in January: The Sparkle of Water, a new show of work by Bay Area artist Donna Fenstermaker.


The show opens January 21 and runs through March 4, 2023.

A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, January 28,

2 - 4 pm.

From the artist:  "I am inspired by the natural world.  I am always looking out the window, out into the yard, always surveying.  Rain, Sparkle and Fog series are all inspired by looking out a window.  I strive to put the experience of those elements into the paintings as opposed to making a picture postcard of what I see."

Sparkle Statement

"I took the return trip by train from Sacramento to Berkeley. I love to look out the window and watch what goes by.  It was late afternoon and I saw the sun beginning to set, leaving sparkles of light across the water.  The image took my breath away, I was mesmerized.  The contrast of the blues and the silvery gold sparkle.  I knew I had to find a way to capture it in paint.

I have worked on capturing it in watercolor on paper and oil on canvas."

Sparkle When The Sky was Orange

Sparkle When The Sky was Orange

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