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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
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
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.
Oregon Art Beat will be at Art In The Pearl, Portland’s annual fine arts and crafts community festival, on Labor Day weekend.
Oregon Art Beat will be leading an informational Q&A with featured artist Grayson Malone, show producers, and videographers. Attendees will learn what it is like to be featured on Oregon Art Beat, Grayson’s cast stone, concrete and metal mixed media sculptures, and what’s in store for the upcoming season of Oregon Art Beat.
Join Oregon Art Beat at the start of Art In The Pearl on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 10:30 a.m. at NW 8th Avenue … Continue reading →
Not just another outdoor art fair, Art in the Pearl is listed in the top 10 in the nation’s art festivals and has THE WAY to fill everyone’s home with the best of handmade things.
Natalie Warrens” exquisite ceramics enliven every meal (even if you can”t cook).
Best of all, each artist is present to explain their process or inspiration so that when the treasured object goes home it brings with it a personal connection to the maker.
Check out the great little video that the Oregon Art Beat folks filmed at Art In The Pearl.
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The annual Pearl District Sidewalk Sale returns featuring many local area stores.
August 31 – September casino online 3
Announcing a new kind of Collaboration Exhibit for this year's Art In The Pearl Fine Arts & Crafts Festival:
Last year at Art in The Pearl's Collaborative, we launched The Earth Narrative Series with Project H2O
” exploring our relationship with water through art and conversation”
This year we are continuing the Series with “Creating Common Ground” sharing Your Connection To the Planet.
An interactive, multimedia art stallation.
that will culminate at the Art in the Pearl festival
This art installation hopes to engage the public in collaborative storytelling through a creative, multimedia platform, while expanding the ‘language’ we use … Continue reading →
Only one month left to get your applications in for the 2012 Art In The Pearl Fine Arts and Crafts Festival on Labor Day Weekend. Our deadline is February 15th at Midnight Pacific Standard Time.… Continue reading →
Announcing our Jurors for the 2012 show:
John Benn / Ceramic
Carla Fox / Metalsmith, Jeweler
Donna Guardino / Gallery Owner – Guardino Gallery
Lisa Telling Kattenbraker / Fiber, Batik
Mary Lou Zeek / Gallery Owner – Mary Lou Zeek Gallery… Continue reading →