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Maeve Croghan, Nelson Hee & Bernell Loeb

Presented by Falkirk Cultural Center and Marin Open Studios and 2nd Friday Art Walk and Downtown San Rafael Arts District at Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael CA

May 03 2019
Jun 22 2019
Maeve Croghan, Nelson Hee & Bernell Loeb

Marin Open Studios Special Exhibit featuring three exceptional artists

Marin Open Studios Weekends:
* May 4-5 & 11-12, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

2nd Friday Art Walk Receptions:
* May 10 & June 14, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Exhibit dates:  May 3- June 22

Intriguing Art. Remarkable Place.


Maeve Croghan, Nelson Hee and Bernell Loeb were drawn to art at an early age, each finding a unique way to express their passion for the natural world.  They share an approach to painting that emphasizes meticulous detail and a painstaking craftsmanship that requires many hours of devotion to each piece.

Their approach to art finds a suitable space at the Falkirk Cultural Center.  The Falkirk is an exuberant masterpiece of Queen Anne Victorian architecture and an example of the timeless love of artistry and craft that can still be found in these artist’s approach to their work.

Maeve‘s oil paintings are begun outside. She intensely observes the environment, becoming immersed in it as she paints. The paintings are finished in the studio from memory and personal interpretation, without photo references. Her color filled paintings are an interior exploration of her environment, and subject.

Nelson works mostly in dry-brush watercolors. He says “watercolor is a very unforgiving medium although I’ve learned to control it.  I do a lot of planning when I paint.  I find the subject matter, do a fairly detailed sketch, transfer the sketch to watercolor paper, refine the sketch, plan the color mixes and work in a very methodical way. I do use photo references that I take on location.”

Inspired by the natural world, Bernell uses images from her unconscious, often working through dream interpretation.  Each painting takes months to complete using thin layers of oil paint meticulously applied with tiny brushes.  As a lover of antiques and the ephemeral, she also makes assemblages, combining rare objects from her collections with her painted surfaces.

See more about the artists on our website.


Free admission

Contact: (415) 485-3328

    Official Website

Additional time info:

Marin Open Studios Weekends:  May 4-5 & 11-12, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

2nd Friday Art Walk Receptions:  May 10 & June 14, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Regular Gallery Hours:
Tue – Fri:  1:00 – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


Falkirk Cultural Center

1408 Mission Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901


Guests may park on the right hand side of the driveway and may also use adjacent City of San Rafael parking lots with consideration to hourly limits on certain days of the week. Saturdays and Sundays are free of most parking restrictions in these lots.


    • Wheelchair Access

Handicapped parking and wheelchair accessibility on the first floor. Art Galleries are located on the 2nd floor and there is no ADA approved access at this time.

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