San Simeon Pier. Courtesy of the artist.

Artist Bio and Statement:

This show includes both representational and abstract watercolors, which I painted over the last few years. The paintings in this selection share a calm state of mind, with attention to the strong formal qualities of shape, composition and color.

Almond Ranch. Courtesy of the artist.

I grew up in San Jose, California, drawing and painting at an early age. In 1975, I attended the San Francisco Academy of Art and continued art and humanity studies at Lone Mountain College and San Francisco State University, then earning a B.A. at UC Santa Barbara in 1980.

In 1979, I began selling my paintings at outdoor art shows like Mill Valley Art Festival, the Santa Barbara Sunday art show and Beverly Hills’ Affaire in the Gardens. I continued showing at many outdoor art shows as well as galleries and public spaces for 40 years.  
I have lived in Cambria since 1992.

Double Arch. Courtesy of the artist.

Lori Slater’s paintings are on display through May 31 at the Cambria Public Library, 1043 Main Street. Hours: Tuesdays: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Wednesdays: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Thursdays: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Fridays: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturdays: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.