Hester Ohbi

Through Blues

February 27 - March 31, 2019

Dissolving - 40 x 30 - acrylic on canvas

Dissolving - 40 x 30 - acrylic on canvas

Floating By - 40 x 30 - acrylic on canvas

Floating By - 40 x 30 - acrylic on canvas

“I am an intuitive abstract artist painting less what is visible and more what is felt,” says Hester Ohbi.  “I love color, and for this show was especially drawn to ultramarine, so bright and so profound – originally made from lapis lazuli.  It has been said that blue signifies peace, calm and spirituality.  In paintings and sculpture the Mother of God has almost always been depicted as wearing a blue gown and blue is the color of Heaven.

“A dominant theme in my work is change, the birth and death of all things. Some paintings contain fragments that have the fleeting nature of mental events.  Some contain a horizon that as I paint feels like a shift into another state of consciousness.  And these changes of color and awareness are filtered through blues.”

Shimmer - 36 x 36 - acrylic on canvas

Shimmer - 36 x 36 - acrylic on canvas

Further Out - 30 x 30 - acrylic on canvas

Further Out - 30 x 30 - acrylic on canvas


Members Gallery

In addition to Hester Ohbi’s exhibit in the main gallery, Foundry's second gallery provides an array of artwork by Foundry's talented member artists. Often frequented by active art collectors, Members Gallery exhibits change monthly and all work is for sale.

Sheila Blake - Ironing - Pastel on paper - 20” x 25"

Sheila Blake - Ironing - Pastel on paper - 20” x 25"

Duly Noted Painters (Ceppetelli & Malone) - Mirrored Thoughts - Latex Paint and Charcoal on Canvas - 36” x 46”

Duly Noted Painters (Ceppetelli & Malone) - Mirrored Thoughts - Latex Paint and Charcoal on Canvas - 36” x 46”