Opening reception for an exhibit featuring fourteen colorful plein air paintings by an S.B.-area artist.
When: Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Flying Goat Cellars Tasting Rm., 1520 E.Chestnut Ct., Lompoc, CA
Cost: Not available
Age limit: Not available
Alan Freeman is a lifelong resident of Santa Barbara County. He was born in Lompoc and grew up in Santa Barbara, showing an interest in art at an early age. After serving in Vietnam, Alan chose to pursue his creative abilities. During the 1970s, he earned an Associate of Arts degree at Santa Barbara City College. There, he had the privilege of being mentored by well-known Southern California painter Robert Frame, with whom he continued as studio assistant for 25 years.
Freeman joined the Sunday Arts and Crafts Show in Santa Barbara in 1978, and displayed his work there until 2011. In addition to painting, he is expert in many other media, including printmaking, watercolor, pen-and-ink, ceramics and wood carving.
Freeman resides in Lompoc and spends most afternoons outdoors along the Central Coast, where he begins his paintings on-site. The finishing touches are applied in his studio at home. This collection of recent works demonstrates his use of brilliant, saturated colors within the frame of “natural composition.” They also show his determination to make the most of every day, no matter what life brings.
Event posted Jan. 30, 2013
Last updated Jan. 30, 2013