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Cambria artist to show oil paintings at SLO’s Big Sky Café

Lana Cochrun’s work will be on display at Big Sky Cafe.
Lana Cochrun’s work will be on display at Big Sky Cafe.

California Grown — A Celebration in Chinoiserie,” an oil series by Cambria artist Lana Cochrun, will hang at Big Sky Café, 1121 Broad St. in San Luis Obispo through July 19.

The series is a tribute to Chinese lacquer ware and California agriculture.

A reception for the artist is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. June 3.

According to Cochrun’s website, the series is done with frames painted on canvas that are reminiscent of Chinese lacquer ware, called Chinoiserie.

The series depicts fruits from lemons, oranges and pears to grapes, avocados and olives.

It was displayed at Windward Winery in Paso Robles last fall.

“I’m an avid gardener and love that we see all these wonderful fruits growing here on the Central Coast,” Cochrun writes on her website. “I have always enjoyed the fruit crate art of the early 1900s and wanted to profile a few of the beauties that we have in our area.”

Cochrun is an oil painter, sculptor and art card designer. She’s a member of the Wednesday Irregulars, a group of plein air painters, and a group of women artists on the Central Coast, the Instigators.