Sunrise light on a grove of tufa towers emerging from the water of Mono Lake with soft green and dusty-red wild grasses in the foreground, Canada geese in the shallow water with reflections of the rocky towers, and desert hills in the distance.

New gallery show: “Great Basin Sky & Shadows,” watercolors by Valerie P. Cohen

We are excited to announce that paintings by watercolorist Valerie P. Cohen will be featured in the Mono Lake Committee gallery from July 28, 2018 through mid-February of 2019.

“Windy Day on Carson Peak.” Art courtesy of Valerie P. Cohen.

Valerie has had many careers in addition to artist—she has been a backcountry cook, a ski patroller, and she was Yosemite National Park’s first female law enforcement ranger. She has spent the last 25 years working in watercolors while living part-time in June Lake.

“Tufa Towers, Mono Lake.” Art courtesy of Valerie P. Cohen.

Valerie draws inspiration for her work from the vast and open landscapes of the Great Basin and Eastern Sierra, and uses her honed painting and design skills to transcribe the stark beauty of the region onto paper. Her original watercolor paintings illustrate her mastery of line and color and her reverence for the landscapes of this area. This show, called “Great Basin Sky & Shadows,” is not to be missed!

“Troubled Waters (Mono Lake).” Art courtesy of Valerie P. Cohen.

Join us for an evening artist’s reception to open the new show on Saturday, July 28 from 5:00 to 7:00pm. Come enjoy wine and cheese, meet Valerie, and delight in her beautiful work in the Mono Lake Committee gallery.