Cover | Father Arthur Poulin
Olive Trees (acrylic on canvas). Father Poulin is a Camaldolese monk and artist who lives at Incarnation Monastery in Berkeley. Poulin builds his landscapes on black canvases, applying up to 25 layers of black gesso before outlining his drawings in white chalk. He then adds layer after layer of color, first with broad strokes, then with ever-smaller brushes. Poulin calls the style “contemplative.” Olive Trees was inspired by trees he saw on a recent trip to Umbria, Italy. For information about his original paintings, contact the artist at (510) 845-0601. His work is on exhibit until March 11 at the I. Wolk Gallery in St. Helena, (707) 963-8800. Poulin’s cards are available at ACCI Gallery, 1652 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley.