Capitola, CA, December 01, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- For those tracking the low tides or spending days enjoying the spectacular weather on Santa Cruz's beautiful coast lately, the lack of light may cause a problem. What's an ocean lover to do after the sun goes down?
This Saturday, December 3rd from 6 to 9 p.m., enjoy the ocean past dark with Waves & Wine at Cava Wine Bar in Capitola. Local artist Maia Negre will open her exclusive showing that runs through the month. The event is free and open to the public.
Feast on stunning oil paintings celebrating the ocean and quintessential California landscapes while snacking on delicious appetizers and sipping a great wine. Enter three raffles to win an original oil painting or a $100 gift certificate for Maia Negre's art, with a portion of the proceeds going to a local charity.
Art often defies logic, but when meeting Maia Negre, listening to her story and stepping into her paintings, everything seems to makes sense.
Maia Negre says her relationship with the ocean was love at first sight. Those who see and collect her work say she “understands the ocean,” and call her art “calming and magical.”
Maia augmented her talent and background in oil painting at the San Jose State University, where she holds a Bachelor of Arts in studio painting as well as a minor in business. Her work has been collected by art buyers since Maia was very young. At 23 years old, her painting, "Kat and Katie" was featured as the 2006 Women on Waves Longboard Surf Festival poster artwork. Over the last ten years, Maia's paintings have been used as numerous sports events posters, featured in galleries and businesses, and collected by art buyers around the world.
“There is a beautiful lightness in Maia Negre's art,” says Tim Ward, an artist who’s worked with Maia. “There seems to be a direct flow from spark-of-inspiration to canvas, which is admirable in a fellow artist.”
Be among the first to see Maia Negre's newest pieces. Maia is also being featured during the Oceans of Art show at the Ron Blizter Gallery, opening this Friday, December 2 and running through December. Other artists at this event include Shawn Barron, Vince Broglio, Patrick Trefz, and Nikki Brooks.
For more information and see Maia's work go to www.maianegre.com.
While the sun may set early on the shores, ocean worshipers rejoice, for Maia Negre's collections will make days on the ocean seem endless, no matter the time of year.