LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Arts concierge service Vernissage is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by artist and author Hooper C. Dunbar and Public Relations maven Sarah Robarts of Ballantines Public Relations (BPR), Thursday, September 7, from 5-8pm in the heart of West Hollywood's Design District on prestigious Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.
This series of paintings is a collaboration stemming from a long friendship. Actively involved in the Baha'i community, Dunbar and Robarts have worked together over several decades, but this will mark their first joint exhibition of paintings in 20 years.
Dunbar, an accomplished painter whose works have shown in Europe, Asia, Israel and beyond, paints abstract paintings that explore the landscape of the inner self and bring vision to a voiceless mindset.
"To me, abstract art most readily represents our innermost thoughts and feelings. The works of earlier artists and thinkers, including such Baha'i artists as Mark Tobey, have certainly inspired my work for years," said Dunbar.
Robarts holds a B.F.A. from Queen's University in Canada, previously showcasing her work successfully in galleries worldwide in London, Toronto, Victoria, Vancouver and Los Angeles, before opening boutique lifestyle public relations firm, BPR. Robarts continues to paint with elements of femininity and strength, and has built up a body of work to display in her first comprehensive show in 17 years.
"Art has always been my first love, and while I have spent the majority of my career in PR, I have maintained my personal passion for painting. I am excited to work with Hooper once again, this time displaying our works in America," said Robarts, President and Founder of BPR.
Both painters have been exhibiting their large-scale, vivid canvases for decades. With a broad spectrum of color and meticulous technique, their individual artworks compliment each other perfectly. The artists invite viewers to examine up close, and then distance themselves for the full effect of abstract expressionism mixed with Western mid-century modernity and contemporary ideals.
The combined works of Hooper C. Dunbar and Sarah Robarts will premiere September 7, and will remain on view through September 10, 11am – 7pm daily, 8373 Melrose Avenue.
To RSVP, visit http://www.vernissage.co/currentexhibition.html