Art Show: Boundless, featuring Duane Eells and James Petrucci
Art Reception: Saturday, March 14th 6 - 8 PM Show runs from 3/12 - 5/10
Duane Eells started growing his passion for art at a young age when his mother enrolled him in an oil painting class at age 10. His zest for art inspired her to start painting herself! Eells grew up in West Los Angeles and later moved to Ventura where he started a marketing design office. He sold his business a year and a half ago and has been painting full time since. Now living in Ojai, Eells, an Ojai Studio Artist, enjoys painting the human form. His current work of dancers captures the motion of their movement in stillness.
James Petrucci works predominantly in oil, creating abstract landscapes that are incredibly evocative through his brushstrokes and use of color. Earlier in his life, Petrucci worked as a bookkeeper, despite calling himself horrible at math. He furthers his involvement in the arts by playing bass in a metal band. They play “funeral doom”, building a sound that is melodic and atmospheric- similar to his paintings. Petrucci grew up in Santa Barbara and now lives in Ojai, where he is an Ojai Studio Artist.