Renowned Eugene artist Robert Canaga will show his remarkable oil paintings at the Anam Cara tasting room. Following this exhibit, the pieces will be displayed at the Oregon State Capitol building in August as the first showing by a solo artist. Meet Mr Canaga, enjoy a flight of current release wines and light hors d'oeuvres.
Artist Statement by Robert Canaga: A painter commits part of the soul to canvas, but this is not a subtractive process for me. I grow when I put these images out into the world. I gain knowledge of myself when I complete a painting, so each work leads to the next like completing a puzzle. I’m a purist when it comes to color; I carry precise colors in my mind’s eye. The windows of my studio do not reveal the surrounding landscape, because I deliberately decided not to be influenced by the external, Pacific Northwest palette. I’m fascinated by color frequencies and how those frequencies relate to each other.