Gatehouse Restaurant Art Program

Gatehouse Restaurant
Gatehouse Restaurant Art Program


Gatehouse Restaurant Art Program


Chefs and artists alike have recognized the close connection between the visual and culinary arts. Now, guests and students can see those connections through a new curated art program at Gatehouse Restaurant. The work will change seasonally and showcase local and Bay Area artists. St. Helena artist (and Greystone instructor) Nancy Willis is curating the program.


On view this summer is Alighting by Napa photographer Allison Watkins.


“Watkins’ Alighting series captures the mysterious and sublime elements of light. The images are both expansive and intimate and offer the viewer a thoughtful, poetic view of the subtlety of color that surrounds us.”
—Nancy Willis


Alighting (artist’s statement)


Alighting emphasizes the temporality of light and the shifts and transformations it takes through various spaces. Our relationship to nature has become a supernatural one; mainly because it presents so many instances that we can’t find a proper explanation for.


I’m fascinated with the mind’s ability to find meaning and add magic to events and occurrences which are merely shapes and forms of light that are open to interpretation; an experience or object can appear mundane to one person and mesmerizing to another, and ultimately, our realities are illusions and personal projections that we have created.


For more information on Allison Watkins, please visit


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