Lucinda Wood painted at Katmai National Park in southwest Alaska and she has stories to tell of painting with grizzlies at the water’s edge. This is called Fishing the Headwater of Brooks River with Bears. Photo submitted

Local artist painted with grizzlies; see her work at Main Street Artists Gallery

Main Street Artists Gallery presents Where Water Meets Land, a brilliant show of new watercolors by its very own Lucinda Wood.  This intrepid artist has just returned from a trip to Katmai National Park in southwest Alaska and she has stories to tell of painting with grizzlies at the water’s edge.

“Where water meets the land…that’s where the magic happens!” shares Lucinda.  This is Lucinda’s vision of where wildflowers bloom, where cottonwoods and willows blaze golden in the fall. Where fog plays hide and seek with mountains, reflections dance and wildlife gathers. Where Lucinda braved the elements to try to capture all God’s wonders with paint on paper.

Lucinda says, “If you’re in Alaska, it’s where salmon run, try to leap falls and where grizzlies gather to catch them.  Five of these were painted with grizzlies in view!”  She added, “I am very grateful to Tom Johnson, the boat captain from Naknek River Camp, who insisted on standing guard for me while I painted.  He was very busy.  At one location there were 15 grizzlies fishing behind me while I painted!”

This October show also includes Wood’s local landscapes bursting with life and familiar sites all enjoy.  Other Gallery artists will be displaying their works as well.  Please join Main Street Artists Gallery on Friday, Oct. 7 from 5-7 p.m. for the opening reception.  Refreshments will be served.  This show will run from Oct. 5-29.

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Main Street Artists Gallery is located at 432 Main Street, Quincy CA 95971.   (530) 283-1909  https://mainstreetartists.net   Open Wednesday – Friday 11-5  Saturdays 11-4.