About seven years ago, Kelley began painting flowers from life—delphiniums, snapdragons, peonies, you name it. Suddenly, colors appeared brighter, fresher, and more alive.
From a focused seamstress to a busy chef, people “lost in their own moments” routinely inspire the artist, who notes that passion for her subjects is essential.
Today, the desert is simply new training ground for Laurin as she perfects her eye for color, light, value, and composition—all the elements that compel her to paint.
Lauren Tilden seeks to capture frank, unembellished portraits of humanity, and the tonalist landscapes in her works often play a supporting role.
As Daniel Marshall works both locally and abroad, his painterly watercolors reveal a distinctive mix of classic and modern influences.
Indeed, a signature Resa Grogan painting usually displays playful contrasts in complementary colors, and if viewers look closely, they’re even likely to find subtle pops of blue, purple, or orange in an animal’s fur.
Today the self-described painterly realist lives just a short drive from some of her favorite painting spots in eastern Washington and Oregon.
Vibrant depictions of florals, people, landscapes, and city streets pepper the artist’s oeuvre, and it’s precisely that diversity that helps keep her work fresh and lively.
For MacDonald, every painting calls for something a little different, from the level of chromatic intensity to the degree of realism she wants to convey.
The artist has a knack for capturing the personalities of her furry and feathered subjects with technical dexterity, emotion, and humor, and she knows them all by name.