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Then and Now

A Retrospective of VC de Mille's Artworks

February 26-March 24, 2019

Artist Reception: Friday March 8th from 4:00 to 6:00p.m

This is the first art show for VC de Mille. It is a compilation of four decades of her painting and sketches. The artist has created an eclectic body of work ranging from abstracts to landscapes using a variety of different and sometimes unconventional mediums.

Valerie said that “Colors and flow of the paint direct me towards a finished product in my abstract paintings.  I don’t need an initial concept, just a blank canvas.  My abstracts are ambiguous so it will mean different things to different people.  Watercolors, colored pencils and charcoal works require more definition.  My goal is to create energy and texture to my work.”

As a native New Yorker, VC de Mille was exposed to museums, concerts, dances and plays at an early age. She firmly believes in bringing art to the community. In addition to being an active member of the Lompoc Valley Art Association, she serves as a member of the Lompoc Concert Association and the Lompoc Mural Society.  Ms. de Mille participated in 2016 and 2018 “Mural in A Weekend” in Lompoc.

There will be a will be an artist’s reception on Friday March 8th from 4:00 to 6:00p.m.  Refreshments will be served.  Please come by and check out the show.  The Cypress Gallery is at 119 East Cypress Avenue, Lompoc, across from the Museum.