“Wild Life” Art Exhibit Opens April 18

Lindsay Wildlife Experience

Explore Wildlife Through Watercolors _Those_Lion_Eyes_24x40

New exhibit opens April 18, artist reception April 26

What: Celebrate Earth Day and explore wildlife through watercolors and oil on canvas board at Lindsay Wildlife Experience’s new exhibit: featuring water colors by award-winning fine artist Linda Darsow Sutton and meet the artist at a reception.

The 31 paintings exhibited on two floors feature wildlife from, California to Africa, living in protected open spaces surrounded by the complementing light of their environments. A native Californian, Sutton is an acclaimed ‘plein aire,’ painter, working ‘on location’ to capture her subjects in nature.

“To be outside enveloped by nature is humbling and healing, even just imagining so,” Sutton said. “In all places there is Wild Life. Doing the small landscapes outside is to invite experience, not the least of which is wondering, imagining who’s watching me and allowing me to paint their home. Sometimes they show up.”

Her works have been exhibited and published worldwide. In addition to painting, she is an instructor in Transparent Color Theory in Watercolor, the elegant atmospheric effects enhanced by light bouncing through color from the white surface.

The opening of Sutton’s show at the Lindsay appropriately comes on Earth Day.

“That the word art is right in the middle of Earth is stratagem for understanding, facilitating peace — Every day is Earth Day,” she said.

Where: Lindsay Wildlife Experience, 1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek, adjacent to Larkey Park.

What: Artist reception on Sunday, April 26, 2 to 4 p.m.; runs April 18 – May 31, 2015.

Admission: $8.50/adults; $6.50/child, ages 2-17; $7.50/senior; free for members. Free parking.

For more information call: 925-627-2913 or click here.

Painting: Great White Stripes, Linda Darsow Sutton.


Celebrating its 60th anniversary, Lindsay Wildlife connects people with wildlife to inspire responsibility and respect for the world we share. It is a unique natural history and environmental education center where wild live animals are just inches away from visitors. It serves more than 100,000 children and adults and treats more than 5,000 animals each year, includes the first wildlife rehabilitation hospital established in the U.S. Lindsay Wildlife is open Wednesday through Sunday; general admission is $8.50/adults; $6.50/children ages 2-17; $7.50/seniors age 65 and up, free for members. Free parking. Check www.lindsaywildlife.org for hours and directions.


Elisabeth Nardi
Marketing and Development Project Manager
Lindsay Wildlife Experience
direct: 925.627.2961