"Painting is for me a celebration of life, an opportunity to express my joy and awareness of the beauty and fascination of life all around," Severin said.
The exhibit will include a view of Valley vineyards, Mount Diablo in its various moods, and plein air works that Severin painted abroad. Still-life compositions include locally collected thistles and dried seed pods, persimmons and pomegranates, flowers in bloom, treasured teapots and candle sticks, with all of the elements in dramatic combinations.
Severin, a Pleasanton artist who teaches "Art Made Easy" classes for the city and is well known throughout the Tri-Valley, said that she paints with a passion for life and hopes those who view her works feel that excitement, too.
An artist's reception will be held 1-3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Winery at 5565 Tesla Road in Livermore.