Muriel Wilhelmi * April’s Featured Artist

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We are honored to feature Muriel Wilhelmi as the Featured Artist for April, with her show titled “Seascapes”.  “These outstanding seascapes feature skies filled with glowing sunsets, and waves swelling backlit by the sun.  She is a master of illustrating the light as it plays on the water.  While most of her work is in transparent watercolor using a palate of luscious color, she also works in oils and acrylics.  Muriel has had a lifelong affair with art, beginning with drawing and then moving into painting. A number of workshops, including several presented by noted artist, E John Robinson have inspired her into creating the remarkable work she does today.  

Much of her inspiration in seascapes came from living and working in Mendocino. There she owned the Village Art Gallery where she showed her own work as well as that of 12 other artists.  Muriel’s paintings are included in many private collections in the U.S. and abroad. She has won numerous awards in California and in Oregon, and is also a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon.  Muriel’s work has been displayed in various shows and venues around the area, including the FEC, The Blue Heron, the Rhodie Show, Florence Library, Ona’s in Yachats and the Mind Power Gallery in Reedsport.

Muriel and her husband, Jerry, share their home which is situated near a woodland pond, with ducks, a few chickens and three cats. They have four children, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren and still find time to travel, go to jazz festivals, and dance. Muriel also crochets and knits.  “I’m just kicking back and enjoying life. It’s a joy to be here in Backstreet Gallery,” she says.

Please join Backstreet in honoring Muriel April 14th, 3-5 pm at Backstreet Gallery. Refreshments will be served.

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