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.


We are pleased to present the ethereal paintings of Sonoma County artist, Diana Majumdar, on display at Gatehouse Restaurant from January 16 through April 12, 2018.


“Inspired by hikes in Northern California, her work offers a soft muted palette and textural layers of encaustic, which lend a warmth to winter at Gatehouse Restaurant.”
—Nancy Willis


About the Artist: Diana Majumdar
Since a very early age I have been exposed to art in many forms and shapes. I grew up in Estonia during the last days of the Soviet Union and was introduced to art through my father. I loved watching my father draw. He taught me the basics of watercolor. He took me to see museums in Estonia, Russia, and Armenia, and gave me his large set of art books. So, when I had to choose a professional field of study, the choice was easy. Last spring, I graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco with a degree in fine art. Experimenting with different media was a major part of my experience at the Academy. My work reflects this variety and I intend to continue experimenting with different media. During the last few years, I have been working with encaustics. I love the ability to create a veiled, dreamy look. Wax allows for layers to recede or even hide. This medium doesn’t let me become too precise or realistic. I just have to let it flow and happen. Layering, obscuring, and revealing are integral components of my work.


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