Author Archives: Kim Murton

Artist Spotlight: Dennis Meiners -Ceramics

Dennis Meiners demonstrating the Mishima technique. To see more on this check out this video link

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Artist Spotlight: Rita Vitali and Austin Heitzman

Austin Heitzman- Woodworking

I source my lumber from salvaged city trees. This labor-intensive work saves the tree from the wood chipper and gives it a new life as heirloom furniture. My trees are milled locally, on a farm in the Columbia River Gorge, and then left to air dry for several years. This slow and sustainable process ensures the integrity of the wood and produces the most vivid colors.

Rita Vitali- Ceramics

I create pottery that combines clean modern form with bold graphic patterns inspired from the richness and diversity of everywhere-landscape, textiles, geometry, botany, the microscopic world. I draw Continue reading →

Artist Spotlight: Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley, Melissa Stiles

Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley makes mixed media paintings, using a combination of watercolor, acrylic, glitter, sequins and gold leaf.

Her art is inspired by marine biology, Art Nouveau, nostalgia, kitsch, childhood experiences, asian art, fairy tales, illustrated manuscripts, psychadelia & the amazing & bizarre wonders of nature. 

Melissa Stiles received her degree in Architecture and worked in the field for ten years before founding her jewelry company. She makes modern jewelry that combines the discipline of her architectural training with the exploration of industrial materials and processes. Her work expresses modern simplicity and flawless execution with the illusion of effortless design. She Continue reading →

Artist Spotlight

Ashley May Heitzman Jewelry and Kim Murton Ceramics

Ashley designs and makes each piece of jewelry in her collection. Her original patterns and shapes are handcrafted from a range of precious metals – copper, silver, brass and gold – to create limited edition artisan jewelry.

Kim Murton makes clay heads that hang on the wall using terra cotta clay painted with colored slip and underglazes.

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2013 Best of Show Eileen Sorg

Booth Number: B25Midlife Crisis

Email: twodogstudio@msn.com

Website: www.twodogstudio.com

The focus of my drawings is the story and so that is where they always begin. Once I have an idea in mind I create a rough drawing and then rework it over and over until I am happy with the composition.
This sketch is then transferred onto Arches Hot Press watercolor paper. From here I begin layering ink in the darkest areas and then watercolor to quickly get rid of the white of the paper.
Once this base is in place I slowly lay down multiple layers of wax-based colored pencils to

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2013 Best of Show Steve Harmston

Booth Number: B10

Steve HarmstonEmail: harmstonarts@gmail.com

Website: www.harmstonarts.com

My art is an attempt to share the views of western landscapes and other aspects of nature. The goal of my work is to simplify the existing subjects and create my version of that world. I”m inspired by the beauty found from my travels through the mountains and deserts with their brilliant skies, endless cloud shapes, trees and the shadows that they cast. I take liberties with the collected images, alter the colors and mix elements casino online from varied subjects to create one image.
I create my art through the art medium

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2013 Best of Show Kim Hamblin

Booth Number: B19Kim Hamblin

Email: kim@kimhamblin.com

Website: www.kimhamblin.com

My images are inspired primarily by nature and the sciences. Many of my images are based casino on botany, anatomy and zoology. I also live on a farm in rural Oregon and find the birds and scenery endlessly inspiring.
My process is unique, many people ask me if I “invented” it, I call it “cut paper assemblage.” I usually start with a painted piece of paper,cut an image with an exacto knife, paint it again, layer it with other colors, then nail it down to a painted plywood background with 5/8″ nails.

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