11/04/2018

The Upper West Presents the Art of Debbi Singer, November 18th, 2018!

The Upper West presents “AffirmSheArt - Working it out in the Paint,” on November 18, 201 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The solo exhibition will feature the paintings of Debbi Singer. The artist will be in attendance. 
         Acrylic and Oil Pastel on 1.5 inch gallery wrapped canvas 18 x 36  

“I discovered Upper West about four years ago. I love the ambiance, checking out the Art and most importantly Chef Nicks artistic food creations. That is what keeps me going back.” Singer and her husband frequent the restaurant. She said her husband’s favorite dish is braised short ribs. “I never eat Mac & Cheese and yet I made the mistake of taking a bite and now I dream about it. So many of their ingredients are sourced locally and taste and feel like a farm to table experience.”

She added that she has always been impressed with the art on exhibit at the Upper West and is looking forward to having her own art on exhibit. “Their large walls and beautiful restaurant make for a perfect backdrop so it is an honor.”

Like most artists, she works on several paintings at a time. Painting three to four times a week, she said it is an essential part of her soul’s journey.

“It is not unusual for me to take a finished piece and feel compelled to paint over all or part of it,” said Singer. “So some have multiple lives.”  She commented that some paintings just come together right away and feel finished. “Other times that is just a starting point and from there I respond to what is on the canvas.” 
  Peeling Back the Layers Triptych 36 x 60 Acryllic & mixed media on canvas

Singer works with Acrylic paints, Oil pastels, and many mark making tools. She explained, “From time to time I use stencils, mixed media and digital images I create in Photoshop.” Color can be the theme of the work, or the impetus to starting the painting. She chooses not to work in series. “My process is more intuitive and organic and doing a series would feel stifling to me. I feel that my best pieces come from my heart not my head.”

Don’t miss the opening reception of “AffirmSheArt” on Sunday, November 18, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Meet the artist Debbi Singer. The Upper West is located at 3321 Pico Boulevard, in Santa Monica 90404; 310 586-1111; http://www.theupperwest.com; http://debbisingerart.com/

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