Sunday, April 30, 2017     Volume: 31, Issue: 40

Weekly Poll
Should oil companies be allowed to drill off the coast in SLO County?

Who are we to stand in the way of a company's profits? Drill away!
Yes but we should be sensitive to environmental concerns and only allow a few drilling operations.
No. It's environmentally destructive and the costs of a spill would be disastrous for SLO County.
No. I'd hate to see the view from our beaches spoiled by ugly oil platforms.

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Fred Ventura

Type of Art: Acrylic and Watercolor
Where you can see my art:

Paintings are currently on display at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande, at Mid-State Bank in Grover Beach, at the Century 21 Hometown Realty Office in Atascadero and at Farmer's Market on Saturdays in Arroyo Grande

About Me/My Art:

Fred Ventura reflects a unique vision in his art. He likes to use vibrant contrasting colors and defines his images with bold strokes, but he also incorporates precise detail. Air-brushed acrylics is his passion. His canvas paintings often include a gradated background where subtle changes in hue, value and intensity grace the full length of the canvas. His recent work titled, "El Campo", is representative of this style. The sky, water and gentle rolling hills of California's Central Coast offer great inspiration for his art. Fred studied painting and drawing at University of California, Santa Barbara. Currently he is expanding his knowledge of materials and techniques by working with several local artists. Fred's favorite artists are the famous Belgian painter, Rene' Magritte and the well-known and popular lithographer and draftsmen, M.C. Escher, who is probably best known for his incredibly detailed images and his impossible divisions of space. Fred is a pioneer in the educational computing field, his digital art and educational software products have been sold throughout the United States for more than 20 years. In moving away from the computer screen and back to traditional media, Fred is reconnecting with his roots. The Central Coast gallery offers a variety of Fred's paintings, drawings and photographs. Fred is currently working on several new projects so keep coming back to the gallery to see his latest work.

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