Northwest artist Teresa Saia unveils a recent body of work that features luminous landscapes and sun-dappled street scenes.
New oils and pastels from Seattle-based artist Teresa Saia will soon be on display atHoward/Mandville Gallery in Kirkland, Washington. A solo exhibition for Saia opens May 17, with an artist’s reception from 5-7 p.m. The works on view include pastels and oil paintings, and canvas dimensions range from 12 to 40 inches.
Teresa Saia, “Skagit Fields in Autumn,” pastel, 18 x 24 in. Howard/Mandville Gallery
For her subject matter, Saia draws from the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest as well as from her many forays abroad. Both in subject and in style, Saia recalls the Impressionists, rendering lily pads and Parisian street cafés with acute sensitivity to the quality of light and the spectrum of colors present in the scene. Autumn foliage appears as dappled marks in a range of greens and yellows, with cool blue light seeping through it. Whether working with the urban or rural landscape, Saia’s intentness on producing vibrant color combinations continually shines.
Teresa Saia, “The Hills of Provence,” oil, 24 x 30 in. Howard/Mandville Gallery
Teresa Saia, “Floating on Clouds,” pastel, 30 x 30 in. Howard/Mandville Gallery
Teresa Saia, “Corner Café, Paris,” pastel, 24 x 18 in. Howard/Mandville Gallery
A native of Washington, Saia maintains a studio in historic Pioneer Square in Seattle and has a part-time home on Whidbey Island. She has studied with leading artists throughout the U.S. and abroad and is also a respected workshop instructor herself. Her work features in numerous private and corporate collections.
To see more from the exhibition, visit Howard/Mandville Gallery online.