PAINTINGS ON EXHIBIT AT WAX POETIC SALON
Under the title, "Maladies and Other Disappointments," Chad Bell
is showing his most recent collection of oil paintings at Wax Poetic
Salon in Burbank.
The self-taught draftsman and sculptor, Bell was inspired by the
loose paint strokes of Lucian Freud's later pieces and turned to
painting. He is also influenced by the works of Egon Schiele, Chuck
Close, and the dark sensibilities attributed to the folk of the
The exhibit runs through June 30. Wax Poetic Salon, specializing
in skin care, waxing and massage, is also a boutique and art gallery.
It is at 3208 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank.
ARTISTS SHOW AT DESCANSO GARDENS
Six regional artists, known for depicting nature in a variety of
styles and media, are exhibiting their works until Thursday at
Descanso Gardens' Boddy House Gallery.
Louise Forbes will bring her creatures of the woods -- painted in
oil on wood panels --back to the Boddy House Gallery. Her animals,
exotic flowers and birds "emerge" with the grain of the wood.
Margot Lennartz, who organizes the exhibits at the Boddy House,
will exhibit a collection of plein-air paintings titled "From the
Desert to the Sea." Her oil paintings are created on location
throughout the Southland and are inspired by the California
Sallie O'Neill will return for the ninth year with a collection of
earthy sculptures and reflect spiritual and emotional interactions
Barbara Rog offers practical pottery that integrates form,
function and beauty, recognizable by colorful glazes that have become
Nancy Shiershke, who has exhibited at Descanso since 1995, brings
her "California Light" collection, vibrant, impressionistic
watercolors of California scenes.
Carol Sils adds another dimension to this month's rich array of
ceramics with high-fire porcelain reminiscent of pottery of the
Chinese Song Dynasty of 960-1278 AD. Her work includes functional and
sculptural pieces and includes a new original "Women Series."
The Boddy House Gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and