Venture Gallery, located 260 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey, is excited to welcome new member artist Amanda Menefee. A member of the Central Coast Art Association and a board member of Pacific Grove Art Center, Amanda writes: "Painting landscapes of places I've visited helps to anchor them in my memory. When a scene captures my attention, it's due to a combination of the vibrancy of colors, textures, angles, and contrasts that attract me.
"In my life as well as in my art, variety is key. I enjoy drawing and painting portraits, animals, still life and landscapes, and often work on multiple paintings at once. I studied under my father, Randy Wilson, an art instructor and watercolorist at Butte College, Wayne Thiebaud at UC Davis, Ken Morrow at CSU Chico, and now Romanoos through the Pacific Grove Art Center. I've experimented with watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, pastel and oil."