Artist and weaver Karen Spratt's beautiful obession with tea cups, coffee and tea pots brightens up any space in this wintery time of year and none more so than in the current Holiday Art Show at my favorite Aqus Cafe at Foundry Wharf.
It is with great delight that I share this post, as Karen's subject matter for a new line in her series of tea and such was, in fact, painted from a still life collection of old, Italian espresso pots mined from my very own West Petaluma vineyard kitchen!
The Italian husband likes to update his traditional stove-top heavy-duty cast aluminum espresso maker every couple of years, though he never tosses away an old one.
This group of which, sat like a little tin army on our kitchen cabinet tops for quite some time until our dear friend, artist Gail Foulkes cleverly re-purposed them for the most fascinating depictions by area artists, including herself, in a variety of media.
Stop in at Aqus at 189 H Street, Petaluma to see more of Karen and artists Cathy Thomas and Jennifer Tatum's stunning work. Paintings are for sale and make the best holiday gifts. Commission proceeds from sales at this and other Aqus Cafe art shows are donated to COTS. Give the gift of art and you not only support artists in our community, but those who are shelterless and working towards re-establishing their own four walls.
I'd love to see one of Timo's eclectic espresso pot army depictions appear in a familiar home or restaurant around town.