Celebrating the Art Spirit of Barking Rocks
Many have heard of the majestic oceanfront compound built in 1960 by artist Millard Sheets and his wife, Mary, on Mendocino County property overlooking a pair of striking islands. The raucous conversations of the islands' ever-present colony of sea lions inspired Mary to name their home "Barking Rocks".
The estate is now home to artist Susan Routledge Jackson and her husband Frank Jackson. In 2015, Susan and Frank graciously invited six artists of distinction to join her for a one-month exhibition of painting and sculpture called "AS WE SEE IT : Seven Unique Views."
Susan writes: "It has long been my dream to bring together this special group of artists and celebrate our friendship by showing our work in the fabled gallery/studio that was Millard Sheets" . Susan agrees with Millard's son Tony that a creative inspiration animates "Barking Rocks", reminding all who visit of the places' storied past.
Participating artists (representing international origins) who showed their most recent work are:
Diane Arenberg, Anna L. Edwards, Jane Head, Lori Robinson, Susan E. Routledge, and Tony Sheets. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience individual interpretations by a small group of artists in a truly unique setting.