Art Talk: “The Influence of Color”

As part of a new show on color at LeeAnn Brook Fine Art gallery and studio in Nevada City during the month of March, an art talk entitled “The Influence of Color” will be held in the gallery on Thursday, March 16 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. A reservation only event, $10 will include the talk, beverage and light snacks. To reserve, email or call 265-6817.

The talk by gallery owner LeeAnn Brook will address how color can influence our environment on a daily basis, affecting our mood and creating forms of personal expression.

“The statistics out there on how color affects the brain are fascinating, and through examples and personal experience, I hope to pique the curiosity of those attending this unique gallery event,” remarks Brook.

The show running through the month of March, “Color for a Brighter World”, will pair up contemporary garden paintings by LeeAnn Brook with colorful textiles by Spencer McClay. McClay’s weavings range from 5 to 15 feet in height, and are naturally suited for large walls. Made on a four harness loom using reclaimed fibers that include uncarded wool, yarn, fabric, twine, beads and numerous other elements that when combined, create sculptural nuances with rich dimension and form.

LeeAnn Brook’s mixed media garden paintings are an interpretive expression of botanical forms, enhanced by Brook’s colorful palette. Utilizing textured surfaces, hand-altered collage materials, charcoal and acrylic, the large format contemporary paintings are one-of-a-kind art pieces collected by patrons worldwide. Brook is a three-time award winner at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival as well as at the California State Fair, and is the recipient of the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Dr. Leland and Sally Lewis’ Visual Artist of the Year award.

Brook opened LeeAnn Brook Fine Art gallery in downtown Nevada City in 2015, which also includes her working studio showing paintings in progress. The gallery’s beautifully curated setting also includes sculpted wooden vessels, handcrafted lamps, ceramics, sculpture, hand blown glass, hand felted scarves, custom made wood furniture and a collection of Japanese antiques for sale.

LeeAnn Brook Fine Art is located at 300 Spring Street in downtown Nevada City and is open Thursdays through Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. More information can be found at