Emerging artist, Kristen Kutay, will experience her first art opening reception when she will be featured at Ocean Art Gallery for a month-long exhibit of her mixed media resin and acrylic paintings. A self-taught artist since her youth, Kutay has experimented with a variety of methods, techniques, materials, and paints, most recently settling on a mixed media process of blending resin and acrylic to produce high-gloss paintings. Working on wood panels, she creates works that have been described as looking like the earth as seen from space. Her use of brilliant colors and flowing designs often generates intense energy and emotion in the viewer, coupled with a feeling that each image is a special place that must be visited and enjoyed.
The reception is from 6 to 8 pm and the exhibit will run through June 30.