Varied styles of local artists will be on display this weekend at Wet Paint.

Artists band together for first Wet Paint art sale

Several of the artists will have their easels set up and be painting ‘en plein air’

A group of art friends who have painted and shared their passion for several years are excited to be hosting their first “Wet Paint” art sale in a Saratoga Beach garden this weekend.

The nine artists, from Dove Creek, Black Creek, Campbell River and Sayward, plan to delight the senses with their fresh and marvelous array of paintings.

The art of Lee Caflisch, Loree Cunningham, Sonia Hauser, Michelle Ohlsson, Elaine Prodor, Lesley Rieck, Kathi Rudko, Karen Martin Sampson and Victoria Scott  represent a wide range of experience from a few years to more than two decades and an eclectic mix of subjects and styles. Seascapes, landscapes, still life, figurative art and abstracts in a variety of mediums (pastel, oil, watercolour and acrylic) will be on display at the show. While our coastal environment can be seen reflected in many of the artists’ works, the style and interpretation of each painter is unique.

Several of the artists will have their easels set up and be painting ‘en plein air’.  They will be will be happy to discuss their process, technique and inspiration with the public.

All this visual stimuli will be enhanced by the mellow vibes of Jeff Drummond on guitar and John Hyde on bass from 12-2 p.m.

The show and sale will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday in Lesley’s Saratoga Beach garden at 8870 Clarkson Drive, Black Creek.