‘Landscape Romance’ at Los Olivos Gallery


The joint exhibition of award-winning Central Coast artists Sheryl Knight and Linda Mutti, Landscape Romance, is on view this month at Gallery Los Olivos. The show features their vibrant paintings of California landscapes, created with oils, pastels and gouache. Knight and Mutti are longtime friends and both are very active in the California art scene.

“Harmony”, 16×12” oil on linen, by Sheryl Knight | Credit: Courtesy

Knight distinguished herself as an outdoor artist and earned an Award of Merit and Signature status from the Outdoor Painters Society. She presents her latest works at the exhibition, including serene beach landscapes and mountain forests. Inspired by nature, Knight’s painting “Harmony” (16 x 12″ oil on linen), was born after a late afternoon drive up the coast to Cambria. “I noticed the height of the eucalyptus trees behind the small building since the last time I painted them. I felt inspired to paint them again in a new way with a palette knife,” she said.

Mutti has also made a name for himself as an outdoor artist and specializes in pastels. She has won awards from Outdoor Magazine and is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America. Regarding “Dinosaur Caves” (12 x 16″ pastel on canvas), Mutti said, “I was driving down the coast one morning and this scene caught my eye. I’ve seen it many times before but this time I had to stop, the light was so beautiful.

Mutti’s other colorful paintings of oceans and dusks are on display at the gallery, as are Knight’s scenic landscapes.

Romance of landscapes is visible at the Los Olivos Gallery until August 31st. The gallery is open Thursday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. gallerylosolivos.com.

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