nichols gallery

Second Saturday Gallery Reception: June 9, 5 pm – 8 pm
The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free Second Saturday Artists Reception each month. Enjoy snacks and wine, and meet the exhibiting artists.

June 1–24, 2018

Judith Hale Retrospective

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Judith Hale (1945 – 2010)

Judith Hale was born in Mexico City and spent most of her life in California, including over 30 years along the Mendocino Coast. She produced vivid oil and acrylic paintings on canvas and paper, using color and line in ways that were both alive and reflective of the natural world. She was a graduate of the California College of the Arts, and also studied at the Santa Fe Art Institute with Helen Frankenthaler.   Her work has been shown widely throughout California and the United States and is in many private collections. Judith’s work has been shown in galleries in Mendocino, San Francisco, Santa Fe, and elsewhere. For many years, she taught Abstract Expressionist painting at the Mendocino Art Center.

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Judith Hale said of her work:

“While being completely abstract, there is in my paintings a strong affinity with natural forces, an invitation to enter a geography of imagination that is familiar but new, both peaceful and passionate, timeless but full of movement…Almost always, my intention in painting is to flood space with light, using line, color, form and reference to the familiar to arrive at something new and startling.  My paintings are meditative, intuitive and exploratory. My hope is to connect people with their own love of beauty, freedom and vastness.”

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