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Bellingham Folk School -Group Exhibition and Pop-Up Shop

Nov 3rd - Dec 31st 2017

BELLINGHAM FOLK SCHOOL

1208 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225

 

5x5 inch ,wood burn and gouache on Cedar: Amanita Family, Chanterelle Family, Shaggy Manes and Corals, Midnight Gathering ,2017

5x5 inch ,wood burn and gouache on Cedar: Amanita Family, Chanterelle Family, Shaggy Manes and Corals, Midnight Gathering ,2017

 

COASTAL DREAMING AND SELECT WATER PRINTS

JUNE 23-  Now Extended to October 31st

SAKU TEA SHOP

833 N State St, Bellingham, WA 9822

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THE DESERT EXPANSE: 

AN ILLUSTRATED ACCOUNT OF JOSHUA TREE INHABITANTS, OTHERWORLDLY GEOLOGY, MAGICAL GEOMAGNETIC MYSTERIES, AND THE UNKNOWN SKIES ABOVE

APRIL 22ND- MAY 31, 2017

NOVATO SHOP AND STUDIO

121 W Chestnut St, Bellingham, WA 98225

VAN TASSEL AND THE BEINGS FROM VENUS: ORIGINS OF THE INTEGRATRON, 2017

VAN TASSEL AND THE BEINGS FROM VENUS: ORIGINS OF THE INTEGRATRON, 2017

 

THE HAPPY PLACE- HAPPY CHAP CREATIVE CO

Rotating art selections on display

1215 Cornwall Ave #101, Bellingham, WA 98225

(360) 818-4325 (CALL FOR GALLERY HOURS)

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 SMITH AND VALLEE GALLERY

ROTATING SELECTION

EDISON WA

About

Migrating from the Midwest to the Pacific Northwest for me was the biggest catalyst for growth as an artist. The energy of this new experience of living between the might and mystery of the sea and mountains has left an indelible imprint on me. A renewed sense of wonder and love of wildness are gifts of this is experience I hold most dearly. Many of my subjects are sea life, flora, and fauna portrayed as reimagined accounts and impressions of  a new world. 

I love to share stories of personal interaction and observations of nature and its inhabitants through visual art. Use of natural materials is an integral part of the narrative. I work mainly with scrap wood from local wood shops, and use both gouache painting and wood burning techniques to create these landscapes. I rely on the unique wood grain of each wood piece to compose my subject matter, and often find the images in the grain itself. I continue to seek ways to push my work forward by experimenting with other natural materials such as floating inks, fabrics, embroidery, and dyes to find an even stronger partnership with nature and art.

I lived in the southwest suburbs of Chicago for over 30 years before moving to the Pacific Northwest. I currently reside in beautiful city of Bellingham with my husband Adam and our dog Smokey.  Much of my work is derived from our continuing exploration of Washington and the coast. Thanks to the supportive creative community of Bellingham and partnerships with local businesses and artists, I am able to share my stories and art with you.