Capturing the Light is the latest show from artists Sheryl Knight and Linda Mutti. The exhibit offers a glimpse of nature depicted in every nuance of their paintings. Both Central Coast women are award-winning artists and they will be sharing their artistry at the Gallery Los Olivos in Los Olivos from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, beginning Aug. 1 to 31.
Knight and Mutti have been painting and studying together for over a decade.
“I think what makes this show special is celebrating art with my dear friend and painting buddy. We share a love for the landscape and passion for our art,” Mutti said. “We both put off painting careers until later in life so now coming together in a show is truly a celebration.”
Starting painting later in life and after careers and family did not slow either of the women down. Knight and Mutti have studied with renowned artists and have garnered many awards and accolades in industry publications.
Mutti has studied with noted artists Richard McKinley, Albert Handell, Glenna Hartmann and Kim Lordier. She was accepted for apprenticeship with internationally acclaimed muralist John Pugh and is a Distinguished Pastelist member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast, a Master Circle Pastelist with the International Association of Pastel Societies and an Associate of Distinction with American Women Artists.
Knight has studied with Ted Goerschner, Brian Blood, Quang Ho, Mark Boedges and Kevin Courter, and her paintings hang in collections throughout the world. She has exhibited with Oil Painters of America, the American Impressionistic Society, and Outdoor Painters Society, as well as being a signature artist for American Women Artist and the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society.
“I find I am most inspired by the way the light affects a subject or scene. In painting light is everything,” Knight said. “Capturing the light which is fleeting is the challenge, yet it is also the joy of painting.”
Both women have painted new works to share in their exhibit, "Capturing the Light," at the Gallery Los Olivos.