Dolas Tubbs: Unique artist to show collage techniques Sunday at SPSA meeting
By Peggy Kelly
Santa Paula News
Published: November 02, 2012
The techniques of an award-winning Santa Paula artist famed for her unique semi-abstract works in collage and mixed media will be on display Sunday.
Dolas Tubbs will be the focus of demonstration meeting hosted by the Santa Paula Society of the Arts, November 4.
The public is always welcome to the free meeting to be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the historic Depot Gallery, 963 E. Santa Barbara St. (at the corner of North 10th Street). Light refreshments will be served.
According to Virginia Gunderson of the SPSA, the meeting “will see the return of our longtime member Dolas.... For this demo, Dolas will do a collage using different types of paper” that she will use to create an artwork in her imaginatively - and highly collectible - signature style.
Tubbs’ passion for art is expressed emotionally by doing semi-abstract work in fascinating collage and mixed media. Her extensive travels have aided in Tubbs’ abilities to express herself, as well as helping her to discover a wide-range of subject matter.
Tubbs also works in watercolor, and her love of the medium takes her outdoors where she has continued to study by occasionally taking plein air classes. Tubbs - who has also studied various printmaking techniques - loves to experiment with many art techniques and is constantly changing and evolving.
Tubbs said that so much of what she does reflects her life events or places she has traveled. She has learned to embrace her own style. Tubbs works mostly from her new spacious studio behind her home, while enjoying music and the sound of birds.
The Santa Paula Society of the Arts was founded in June 1968 by a group of artists in Santa Paula who wished to maintain their friendships in the future; to increase their understanding and to improve their work; to encourage artistic growth, interest and art appreciation in all phases of the arts; to offer scholarships and encouragement to talented students; to encourage civic interest and cultural awareness; and to increase development of the arts.
The SPSA Gallery is open Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. and by appointment for tour groups. For more information on Tubbs’ demonstration or the Santa Paula Society of the Arts, call 525-1104.