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Local Artists
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Carole Meyer

Mary Garvey

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I believe in the healing power of the creative process and have devoted the past decade to painting and writing so I can safely say I know first hand the transformational effect creativity can offer the body and soul. Because art making  has had such a personal and profoundly positive effect on my life I have a passion for sharing it with others.

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Korey Gulbrandson

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Korey’s pieces are very sculptural, made so by the layers of gels and additives that are combined and subjected to heat, creating an exciting, surprising plane of texture and color. Korey was featured in the Winter 2012 edition of Portland’s AboutFace magazine.

Gloster Outdoor

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Terry Hansen

Terry Hansen

 

Terry has been an active professional muralist and decorative artist for the last 20 years. Her eye for color and fine art training allows her to create sumptuous and aesthetically enriching experience which enhance every room or space. Hansen’s diverse portfolio demonstrates her versatility and ability to paint everything from a lush Tuscan landscape to a Urban contemporary wall finish.

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Carole Meyer

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I paint for the love of it. I paint because I need to. And I paint because I love to create something of beauty and wonder. That is my driving force: the creation of a thing of beauty. Though it was very difficult to sell my first painting, I have learned to let go... and be happy that I have created something that another person can receive pleasure from and know in my heart that this letting go will move me forward in my creative process.

Carole Meyer

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Micheal Orwick

Micheal Orwick

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As a native Oregonian, I cannot separate my art from my love of the Pacific Northwest.  The coast, mountains, and meadows, each infused with mysterious light and atmosphere, weave narratives into their settings.  I am inspired to tell their stories with my paint and brush strokes.  Inspiration comes so naturally here.

 

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LuAnn Ostergaard

 

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In my work I strive for an artistic style characterized by details and mental associations that evoke subjective impressions rather than the re-creation of objective reality. I aim to capture a momentary, sensory effect; the impression an object makes on the eye in a fleeting instant. Naturally occurring patterns within weathered surfaces reveal themselves to me, and I may discover a hint of what looks like a distant mountain or wisp of a cloud within an image of a weathered surface and use this as a starting point in my composition.

LuAnn Ostergaard

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Joseph Rastovitch

Joseph Rastovitch

 

In creating artwork, I seek to create bold and iconic pieces that become landmarks cherished by the community. I try to make them universally appealing and subjective so that people experiencing the art can add their own meaning to the piece. I take careful consideration of the environment so as to be in aesthetic harmony with the surrounding area in terms of color, position, scale, etc.

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Margret Short

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 Short is a Signature Member of Oil Painters of America and a Master Signature Member of American Women Artists, and a member of the Salmagundi Club in New York. The Salmagundi Club has awarded four first prize awards to Margret, once in 1998, again in 2005, 2010, and 2012. In 1998, Ms. Short won the Director’s Purchase Prize at the National Small Oil Painting Exhibit in Wichita.

Margret Short

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Karen Silve

Karen Silve

 

Silve’s intuitive and deliberate acrylic paintings unfold through layers of lush colors, aggressive brushwork and drips pushing and pulling off the sides of her canvases. Her paintings are based on momentary synaesthetic impressions of interactions with nature; a synergy of the amorphous profusion of Silve’s surroundings. She focuses on experiences, discovering life’s little moments of energy and inspiration. Rather than zero in on notable landmarks, she pauses and considers the special aha! moments of appreciation of life in culture and nature. She records in her mind the immersive intimacy of being a part of an experience. 

Kim Wheaten

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Kim Matthews Wheaton was born in 1950, in New York City. She grew up and attended school in San Francisco, Connecticut and Berkeley, California. Since 1997 she has lived and painted in the Columbia Basin Region of Eastern Washington, with her family, dogs and horses close at hand.

Kim Wheaten