Sonoma County wine-country artist, Willow LaLand, presents Bold Flavors in Fauve, a collection of wine-inspired paintings that allows the luxuriant color undertones to star. Working in acrylics or oils, she glazes layer upon layer until she senses the emergence of the wine’s multiple complex elements. Grounded in hyper-realistic vineyard landscapes, these works connect the viewer to the land that produces these world-renowned varieties. “Robert Young” transports the viewer on a high-tone experience of multi-hued wine with a richly rendered Sonoma vineyard in the background. “I love bringing out the subtle but bold notes in these exemplary wines,” noted LaLand. The artist’s Fauve painting series grew out of the popularity of these paintings in primary colors.
A third-generation artist, LaLand began exhibiting her paintings at an early age. She is inspired by early American realists, such as John Frederick Peto and uses techniques developed by 17th century painters to achieve dramatic realism. LaLand has exhibited widely and is internationally collected. She was featured in American Art Collector magazine in 2013 and on KRCB television in 2015.