EDH artist leaves her impression on Wine Country

FINE LINES — El Dorado Hills artisit Joey Cattone puts the finishing touches on a water tank painted to replicate the look of a wine press at dkcellars in Fairplay. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Artist Joey Cattone, 65, works in many mediums and likes to “fool the eye” with her painting.

The El Dorado Hills artisit’s mastery of “trompe l’oeil” and her love of wine was a perfect pairing for her latest commission of transforming the water tank at dkcellars in Fair Play into a wine press.

Dave and Kim Pratt of dkcellars met Cattone at a wine dinner and discovered her talent when they saw her paintings hanging on the restaurant walls.

“We wanted to do something with the water tank to make it look better. When we saw Joey’s art the idea of painting the tank like a wine-press was the perfect answer,” Kim Pratt said.

Cattone was excited about the project.

“It combined two things I like — art and wine and I really enjoy Kim and Dave’s wine,” Cattone said.

Cattone put an undercoat on the tank and then finished the wine-press with fine details. Her husband Dan, 60, helped with some of the accents.

The tank is visible as visitors drive up to the winery at 7380 Vineyard View Drive in Fair Play and seeing a large wine-press is getting rave reviews. Visitors to the winery like the art and several wine tasters felt is was a fun way to disguise a piece of farm equipment.

“We love the result and are very pleased with the finished art. She is very talented and we are happy to have done the project,” Kim said.

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