Redwood Curtain welcomes digital artists Pam Cone, Bosha Struve and Donna Rosebaugh to the lobby gallery for the months of June and July. The women met through the Redwood Art Association and have been influencing and inspiring each other for several years. All three artists are interested in exploring texture and color and they enjoy how digital art allows them to explore building layers of texture and dimension. “Manipulating how the layers of a piece interact is my favorite part” explains Struve as Cone and Rosebaugh nod in agreement.
Bosha Struve has followed a traditional arts path in her life. She has considered herself an artist since high school, pursuing fine arts, ceramics and photography. She worked professionally as a graphic artist for 20 years. Now her focus is on the process of creating photo-montages/collages by combining images she has photographed with images that she has found and altered. “The montages I create are intuitive visual explorations referencing symbols and dreams. They are also a way for me to express my personal connection to the world and how I see it.”
Pam Cone came to the world of digital photography and digital art creation a bit later in her life. Turning a lifelong interest in various art mediums, photography took center stage after coming back from a once-in-a-lifetime vacation with a lot of photos to process, but not knowing what to do with them. This led her to join the Redwood Camera Club and eventually the Eureka Photoshop Users Group. She found that she could incorporate her love of color, texture, lines and even abstract work with her photos or parts of them to create interesting works. Cone has been inspired by many local artists that have encouraged her to continue explorations in her creative journey. She is now exploring using more mixed media with photography in her new works.
Donna Rosebaugh worked as a draftsman for over 40 years, and transitioned to AutoCAD as technology became available. She discovered an interesting progression from CAD to Photoshop and from there to working as an artist. “I’m always experimenting and trying new things with my work. I choose a photo for the color, line texture and shadow light patterns, but often the final art piece does not resemble the beginning photo in any way.”
The three artists bring their work together in the lobby gallery at Redwood Curtain Theatre for the months of June and July, and through the upcoming theatrical production of The Legend of Georgia McBride which opens on July 6, 2017. The Redwood Curtain theatre and gallery are located at 220 1st Street, Eureka. For additional information about Arts Alive at Redwood Curtain Theatre, the digital art show or the upcoming theatre production visit www.yd8013.com or call the theatre at 707-443-7688.