Natural Attractions at Arthouse on R

Beth Young. Photo provided by Arthouse on R.
Beth Young. Photo provided by Arthouse on R.

Naturally, quality art attracts attention. Arthouse on R Gallery and Studios (1021 R St.) taps into that essence with its “Natural Harmony” exhibit through May 8. It features paintings by Kathleen Dunphy and landscape photographs by Beth Young.

Here’s how Arthouse describes Dunphy:

“Nearly two decades after American Artist Magazine recognized her as one of its Top Ten Emerging Artists, Kathleen Dunphy’s star continues to rise through her devotion to her career, participation in distinguished national exhibitions, and sharing of her abilities as a popular instructor to students of all levels.

Kathleen Dunphy. Photo provided by Arthouse on R.
Kathleen Dunphy. Photo provided by Arthouse on R.

“She has earned signature status with the Society of Animal Artists, the California Art Club, Oil Painters of America, the American Impressionist Society, Laguna Plein Air Painters, the American Society of Marine Artists, and Artists for Conservation. In 2012, she was honored with being asked to join the prestigious Plein Air Painters of America, where she served as vice president from 2016-2017.”

And here’s a snapshot of what Young brings to the exhibit:

“Beth Young uses exquisite light, design, and dynamics to capture enduring landscape images, She creates imagery that conjures feelings of hope, healing, and renewal with an emphasis on wellness and the human experience. By employing a palette of bright colors and warm light on the landscape, Beth’s uplifting work has been described as ‘California Nostalgic.’

“Beth’s photography is featured in hospitals, clinics, cancer centers, psychiatric facilities and elder care communities throughout the west coast, as well as in private and corporate collections. Her photos and essays have been published by Adobe and the National Park Service, and in magazines including Outdoor Photographer, Light & Landscape, VIA and more.”

Arthouse on R is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Find out for at the gallery’s website.