Join MECA as we bring two diverse and talented artists together to explore their art. The event will provide appetizers and wine from Coeur De Terre Vineyard will be available for purchase.
Joan’s primary style is paintings with oils, often combined with collage, acrylics, encaustics, or cold wax. Whatever the medium or style, Joan considers herself primarily a colorist, always seeking to create a magnetic interplay of saturated color and light. Joan’s mixed media pieces have an archeological dimension, combining complex layers of paint, paper, mediums, and images. For the past few years, Joan has been exploring the use of cold wax and oil, creating abstracted landscapes in a contemporary expressionistic style.
Jonathan is a mixed media painter based in Salem, living here in McMinnville. He started painting professionally in North Carolina before moving to Oregon to study philosophy at Western Oregon University. His paintings are meant to challenge the viewer’s conception of beauty by the aggressive decay of various materials and washed-out coloring, with inspiration from artists such as Cy Twombly and Anselm Kiefer.