“Natural Abundance” show at Moraga Art Gallery

With the coming of spring, the Moraga Art Gallery announces its new show, “Natural Abundance,”  featuring oil paintings by member artist Jill Landau and a collection of works by Bay Area printmaker Donna Brown.

The show runs from April 13th to June 19th. The public is invited to view the art, meet the artists, enjoy light refreshments, hear live music, and mingle with other art lovers at a free reception on Saturday, April 23rd from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. 

Jill Landau

Jill Landau’s oil paintings captures floral and scenic visions. “Painting is the poetry I use to connect the past to the present. A scene that inspires me can come from anywhere and may seem ordinary – land, farms or people – but represent feelings and memories on a deeper level. I also love painting still lives. While I have more control on where and what things are the results and the intent are the same as painting landscapes – working with light, color, and shapes to evoke something of meaning to me and the viewer.”

Jill Landau received her BFA at the Philadelphia University of the Arts in 1974 and moved to California in 1975, where she continued to paint and also became interested in printmaking. She was the founding member of the Lafayette Art Gallery and the owner of Studio 55 in Martinez. She shows her work in the Bay Area and is a member of the Moraga Art Gallery. https://www.jilllandauart.com/

Pink tulips in a vase on a pink table. Light from a nearby window shines on the subject.
Jill Landau, Light on Tulips
Various plants in three yellow vases sit on a blue table.
Jill Landau, Plants on Blue Table

Guest Artist, Donna Brown

Donna Brown is a southern California transplant and has spent nearly forty years in the San Francisco Bay area, raising a family and enjoying life there. Although schooled as a scientist, Donna has always been an artist.  She has worked in ceramics and metal fabrication before discovering printmaking in 2014. From that point on printmaking has been her passion. The entire procedure from mental interpretation of the image, to carving the plate, inking the plate and printing the image, all allows for the subtle variations that add to the mystery of the process that she so much enjoys.  Donna’s artwork is generally figurative and focuses on the family and the people in her life that inspire her. Her artwork attempts to capture the joy of special moments frozen in time. https://donnawbrown.com/

Blue, green and white print of a person and boat on a lily covered pond.
Donna Brown, Girl and Boat
Five birds of blue, orange, and black and white hue perched on tree branches.
Donna Brown, Trail Birds During SIP

The show also contains paintings, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, glassware, etchings, woodwork, photographs, prints, and much more by the gallery’s core of members.  The Moraga Art Gallery’s Gift Boutique features handmade gift items created by local artists including glass items, ceramics, beautiful wooden bowls, boxed cards, small paintings, soaps, decorative pillows, cards, jewelry and other gift items. 

Hours:  Open Wednesday through Sunday from 12 noon to 5:00 pm.  

Address: 432 Center Street in Moraga’s Rheem Shopping Center,

For more information, please visit the gallery’s website: https://moragaartgallery.com or email moragaartgallery@gmail.com or call 925-376-5407.