Art in our Showroom
BVW Jewelers Gallery features exhibitions of established and emerging artists in our Reno, Nevada showroom. We focus on showing dynamic visual art with a strong focus on local artists. We believe that art is integral to cultural values, and continued growth of social awareness. Therefore, a percentage of the commission the gallery collects when an artist’s work sells goes to a Greater Northern Nevada community charity.
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In Our Showroom: Tricia Poulos Leonard
From the Artist: “I am an eclectic artist who can work in realistic, impressionistic, or abstract styles. Recently, I have enjoyed working in an abstract expressionist mode. I was influenced in this style by my mentor and teacher, Richard Diebenkorn. While I learned from him, I have taken a personal interpretation of this way of working. I am also influenced by the Native American petroglyphs of Nevada. Indian imagery infuses my paintings.
When painting, I concentrate on the paper or canvas in front of me and let it guide me in the direction I need to go. I work on 140 lb watercolor paper or canvas and use mixed media materials to create my pieces. You will find acrylic, watercolor, collage, ink, and oil pastels in my work. My palette varies with each piece but remains vibrant with undertones of earth colors.
In the abstract style, I can express my innermost emotions. I hope to reach the viewer through a deep understanding of the subconscious directions our minds take us. I work in my studio with music playing and the windows open to the outdoors. As I work on a piece, I find that thoughts and feelings I have suppressed come through the painting as it progresses. The subject matter is often personal, taking images and ideas from my past. My work expresses all of the emotions, from pure joy with life to the dark moments we all experience.”