The Sellers’ Share Their Metaphoric Story Art for Open Studios

“Always a Mystery,” acrylic painting by Bob and Donna Sellers

“Always a Mystery,” acrylic painting by Bob and Donna Sellers

The art studio of Bob and Donna Sellers is opening for both weekends of North Coast Open Studios – June 6 and 7 and June 13 and 14, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Sellers’ studio is located in Eureka on the corner of 10th and K Streets, with the colorful and shapely garden centered around three patios.

The Sellers’ have been working together for the past 15 years, developing their own combination of art mediums and creative content evolving over time into beautiful acrylic paintings with strong color and stories that ignite the imagination of the viewer. Their art projects often contain various levels of meaning, reflecting a diversity of people and their stories.

“Our art is about the viewer,” explains Bob Sellers. “The art we make comes from universal stories of people, especially the variations of the role of the feminine in relationship to the role of the masculine. The story we embed in the art is always an archetypal or classic legend that applies universally to humans, so the embedded stories are always more or less symbolic in nature. We are always surprised and delighted to hear a narrative from a person’s imagination that has created a totally unexpected tale while studying one of our art pieces.”

The Sellers’ enjoy employing local people and businesses as models and backgrounds in their work, and Open Studios is an opportunity to observe the evolution of their work from photography to acrylic paintings, to understand how they use models and story, and to introduce ways of extending one’s creative journey of self-exploration.

The art of Bob and Donna Sellers can be seen on permanent display at The Wine Spot, Sea Grill, Old Town Coffee and Chocolates, Oberon Grill, and the Wharfinger Building in Eureka.

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