“More European Influence,” watercolor paintings
This selection of watercolors was begun on location in four countries in Europe while Gaines was travelling with students from the International Academy of Design and Technology in summer 2004. The works were subsequently completed in the artist’s studio. A few of the images detailed are the Ponte Vecchio Bridge in Florence, the leaning tower of Pisa, Villandry Castle and grounds in the Loire Valley of France, and the Albert Memorial in London. The artist’s concerns are the capturing of light and detail of the forms in a spontaneous manner. A selection of inkjet-printed tiles containing images from her travels in both 2003 and 2004 will be on display as well.