Oil, water, pastels mix in Exeter gallery’s new show

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New show brings together three local artists at Courthouse Gallery in Exeter

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EXETER – Three artists from three different parts of the country will display their artwork in three different media in Exeter this month.
The Courthouse Gallery will present its last exhibit of 2018, “New Stuff: New Artists and New Art,” beginning on Sunday, Nov. 11. The exhibit will showcase the work of artists Cindy Lynch, Robert Sutton, and Cathy Meis. An artists’ reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11. The show will hang at the gallery through the winter.
Lynch was born and raised in Kern County, currently resides in Visalia and works full time as a Construction Project Manager. She began painting over 30 years ago and enjoys oil painting the most but has dabbled in the acrylic arena as well. Although most of her techniques were self-taught, she has recently been going to an art instructor in Bakersfield who has helped her hone her talents and has shown her a few tips and tricks that have helped her im­prove her artwork. She enjoys the challenge of painting landscapes, still life, landmarks and a portrait or two.
Robert Sutton, originally from Ontario, Canada, now lives in Tulare. Though interested in art as a young man in the early 1970s, pursuing this interest was put on hold. Now retired, he is finally able to pursue his interest again through his membership in the Tulare Pallet Club and the Tulare Senior Center Monday morning painting group. He has shown recently at Cafe 225, the Porterville Art Gallery and the Tulare Historical Museum, among other locations. For the past 18 months, Sutton has devoted his talents to creating unique pastel paintings, which have become his passion. As an avid pho­tographer, he uses the subject matter from his travels and photos for inspiration in his art work.
Cathy Meis is an Oklahoma native raised in Colorado and Wyoming. She has lived in Exeter and Visalia for the past 15 years. As a child, she was always drawing and about seven years ago took up watercolor painting. Currently she is a student of Melinda Scott at the Courthouse Gallery.