Tom Maderos can paint his way out of a paper bag. He pays attention to the way the lighttom.jpg strikes the water. The way the sun hits the cliffs. Come see how the coast looks according to his imagination.

Coastal/Abstracts – a show of work by Tom Maderos – opens on August 3 (with reception from 5-9pm) and runs through the end of the month. It happens at the Attic Gallery, 931 Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz. For details call 831/457-8143 or

[The image here is entitled West Cliff View 4.]