In the lobby of the Council Chambers, the City is displaying eleven pieces of new art work by local artists Sher LeGault and Naomi Weston Flowers. The paintings feature northern Nevada wild life and wilderness with popping brilliant colors that make you want to relax and admire with a hot cup of coffee. Come down to City Hall and view all of their paintings now through January 2020.
Naomi Weston Flowers - Artist Statement
I describe myself as a self taught artist and feel that the learning process is never over. I have loved animals since childhood. Born in 1947 I grew up on a ranch in Lassen Co., California. I started painting in high school and when I left high school my art teacher gave me a set of oil paints and told me all he wanted is to see my works of art.
I take my camera along with me so I can take pictures of interesting subjects to use in my paintings. I try to capture the realism of the many subjects I paint. I have won many awards at fairs, judged shows and contests. My paintings have been purchased by people across the United States. At the NAA art show in shoppers square in Reno, in the spring of 1991, I won First Place and Popular vote of the public and the only artist to sell a piece at the show. In 1992 I was invited to have a showing of my work at Silver State Gallery in Reno, NV. In 1994 I won Best of Show at the Nevada Farm Bureau 7th Anniversary art contest.
The local chapters of the Mule deer and Elk foundations have also requested my art work. I do my painting in the winter when the weather is bad, the rest of the year I'm busy with the horses and yard. So i hope you like what you see, of my work. Inquiries welcome.
Sher LeGault - Artist Statement
Most of my artwork is oil on canvas. I may paint oil on wooden panel board or hard board. On occasion I may use acrylic in the background, completing the actual painting with oil paints. Many of my paintings reflect the bright colors of the sky and desert. I employ a realistic style but reserve an artistic license to deviate from the norm on occasion.
I visit different and interesting places around Nevada and California taking photographs, then returning to my studio in Fernley, Nevada (for the past 25 years) for the actual process of painting the picture.
The Nevada desert, old buildings, Fort Churchill, the rivers, birds and animals are of primary interest to me. I have painted a series of "Windows into the Past", which are from photographs taken out at Fort Churchill, which highlight the contrast between the bright sunshine, blue sky's, the dark shadows of the old buildings and the desert.
Most recently I am painting glassware. Canister Sets, Vases and Wine, Old Fashion and Water Glasses, along with Cups, and Plate and Bowl sets. I do take special orders for the glassware.
Please contact me at 775-750-2992 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding any of the artwork displayed here or would like to see the glassware.