Spotlight of John and Alana Williams at YAA gallery
The Yaquina Art Association’s spotlight show will feature the photographs of John Williams and the paintings of his wife, Alana Williams. The showing will begin Saturday April 19 th and runs to Friday May 1st. The Gallery is located at the foot of the Nye beach turnaround at 789 NW Beach Dr. Hours are 11am to 4pm daily.
Alana Williams has always been creative; beginning with pottery, later moving on to Decorative Painting, and then five years ago she joined the Yaquina Art Association and took her first watercolor classes. Since then she has been devoting all her time painting in watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media. She is showing several examples in this Spotlight.
John Williams photography reflects his attraction to coastal subjects having growing up on the Northern California coast in a commercial fishing family. He became interested in photography in his teens but it was observing Ansel Adams photographing the Coast of Mendocino County that influenced him the most. The techniques that Adams used changed the way John approaches his own picture making. After a 40 year career as an Electrical Engineer he is now able to devote his time to photography and wood turning. He has been turning for more than 30 years and many of his items are on display in the YAA gallery during this spotlight show.