2651 Blanding Ave Suite B
Alameda, CA 94501
Curator: Joanne Johnson
Introducing Lissa Friedman & Paul Feinberg
December 9 - March 9, 2013
Friday, January 18
6 - 8 pm
Alameda Beach Scene by Lissa Friedman
Oil on canvas
Lissa studied art all over, but mainly in New York City at the Art Students League where she received several years of training in the Old Masters Style. She studied with an artist she considers to be the best artist and teacher around, David Leffel who taught her to paint, and in many ways how to teach. From a review of her work, “Her moving, sensitive pieces reflect a spiritual connection to her subjects; capturing light and dark in the most natural sense. Her work is in many private collections and is represented by several galleries.” Lissa’s most recent shows were group shows at the Frank Bette Center in Alameda; The Epperson Gallery in Crockett and Renee Jordan’s in Benicia. She recently moved to CA and has been participating in Plein Air paintouts and day outings with Dagroup Benicia Plein Air painters. She is now part of a group called the 6 Joules; they will be showing their work throughout California.
Learn more about Lissa Friedman and her artwork at
Fruitvale Bridge by Paul Feinberg
Prudence by Paul Feinberg
A wiser person than I once described art as the intermediary between the physical and the spiritual. I share in that opinion. The creative act is the linchpin of my personal spiritual quest. This does not imply that the creative product is overtly religious or spiritual. Simply that the process has a spiritual component.
I cannot say how this precisely fits in with my various artistic endeavors or to what extent. I feel a similar charge of creative tension in both my fascination with the likeness, as well as my recent experimentations with plein air painting.
There is a sense of knowing another, if only a little bit, for a little while. Whether it be in the capture of a likeness or the atmosphere of a place, I find nothing so exhilarating and satisfying as a successful result, and nothing as frustrating as a failure.
This struggle could be thought analogous to the perpetual striving to know the true self. Perhaps in knowing another, oh so little, it is possible learn to know the self just a little bit more.
~ Paul Feinberg
Please visit Paul Feinberg Art to learn more about Paul and his art.