The Hendricks Burgess Gallery presents “Three Perspectives” featuring three of our newest artists, Leon Loughridge, Laura Wambsgans, and Elizabeth Kelley. These artists can look at the same landscape, and capture it in three different styles, and using different media. All three are accomplished artists and their works are featured in galleries and art shows around California and the US.
Laura Wambsgans lives in the Santa Clarita area but generally prefers to paint in the Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley. She has been exhibiting her art since 1990 and has been influenced by the Impressionists. She starts her paintings with smaller studies outdoors, then creates larger landscape paintings in her studio. She is a member of the California Art Club, the Pasadena Society of Artists and Oil Painters of America.
Leon Loughridge is a graduate of the Colorado Institute of Art and was drawn to the Southwest region at an early age. While he was stationed in Germany, he studied painting techniques of the old masters, and traveled extensively, visiting museums and sketching as he went. On his return he purchased a printing press and started making woodblock prints. He uses a multi block technique, with a block for each color, the process is complicated and requires patience and unique skills. His woodblocks are exhibited nationally and in numerous museum collections.
Elizabeth Kelley Erickson is bi-costal and splits her time between Maine and Los Angeles. In addition to her urban landscapes, she likes to also paint in abstract forms. Her paintings in the Gallery are of Santa Monica and reflect the bright colors of living by the coast. She received her MFA from the University of New Hampshire and has exhibited in Maine, Boston, and now South Pasadena.
The show opened on April 23rd and runs through May 29th with an artist reception on Saturday, May 29th from 5PM to 7PM. The new paintings will be on display during the Eclectic Music Festival on May 2nd. The Hendricks Burgess Gallery is located at 1504 Mission Street, South Pasadena and is open Thursday through Saturday from 11AM until 5PM, and by appointment, by calling (626) 441-1055. The Gallery features paintings from the 1800’s to present day with a mix of oil paintings, watercolors, sculpture and limited edition prints.