Dennis Sheil grew up in a small town in Iowa, and after spending 20 years in the Air Force, now lives in the Napa Valley area of northern California. As a long time art collector, he has been surrounded by the beauty of art for many years. This constant influence of art surrounding him fueled his passion for painting – as it still does to this day.
In addition to being an artist, he is a project manager and restaurateur. Being a businessman, he must stay focused on the details of his day-to-day activities. He says “abstract and non-representational painting gives me an opportunity to let go of the finite, structured details I deal with on a daily basis. It is incredibly liberating and rewarding to be able to ‘dump the data, let loose, and let the paint flow.“
Dennis is very interested in the effects of both color and texture, and enjoys blending his passion of those with abstract imagery. The organic look and feel of his work brings a refined and developed feel to his paintings through a unique balance of composition, color, and texture.
Delighted to be following his passion in life, Dennis expresses his love and enthusiasm for art in each painting. By removing most “objects” he creates something organic with a story only the current observer can relate to.
Terry Hughes will be exhibiting November 12th through December 27th
From 2009 till 2012 Arata Art Gallery had the joyful experience of being located in San Francisco's North Beach Neighborhood. Now Arata Gallery is opening up a new location in the well known art community of the City of Benicia. The new location is 637 1st Street, Benicia. We opened our doors on November 24th 2018.
Benicia boasts of eleven Art Galleries on 1st Street.
Geraldine Arata is 4th generation San Franciscan. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from San Francisco State University and her Master Degree from the Academy of Art University of San Francisco,
Arata, along with her husbandJohn Pruett owned and operated Arata Fine Art Gallery on Columbus Ave., San Francisco from 2009 until 2012. Arata’s art is currently exhibited at Arata Art Gallery, 637 1st Street, Benicia, CA. Her work has been exhibited in New Orleans French Quarter since 2010 , and will soon be at Creason Fine Art Gallery,831 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116. Her art can be found at the Sweet Spot Gallery in San Francisco, CA. Arata currently resides in Benicia California with her husband John Pruett. in Benicia, CA.