Sweet and grim

“Finale” by Tracy Lewis, ink and watercolor, 2012.

“Finale” by Tracy Lewis, ink and watercolor, 2012.

Where: 2231 J Street, Suite 101; www.reddotgalleryonj.com.

Second Saturday reception: December 8, 5 to 9 p.m. Through January 4.

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Red Dot Gallery

2231 J St.
Sacramento, CA

Placerville-based artist Tracy Lewis is fascinated by fairy tales and nature, which is enough to indicate that her paintings will likely reflect a gentle sweetness with a blush of the disconcertingly grim. She dips her paintbrush in the delicacy of Georgia O’Keeffe’s floral and skull motifs; the defined lines, relative flatness and femininity of Alphonse Mucha’s female figures; and a palette of cool blues and pinks to create her translucent watercolor paintings. See them in person at Red Dot Gallery through January 4, in her show Cabinets and Curiosities.