By Bonnie Gangelhoff
ART EDUCATION: Bachelor of fine arts from the University of Washington. I also have taken workshops with Teresa Saia.
STYLE: Contemporary impressionism.
MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT THE WAY YOU WORK: I start with abstract shapes but somehow they develop into a landscape or still life.
SECOND-CHOICE CAREER: Architect.
BEST ADVICE RECEIVED: To enjoy the process. Don’t get bogged down and think you are going to create a masterpiece each time.
CREATIVE SPARK: Seeing light and color in nature is very inspiring to me. I am especially inspired by early-morning light.
PRICE RANGE: $500 to $1,500.
GALLERIES: Freed Gallery, Lincoln City, OR; Parklane Gallery, Kirkland, WA.
Featured in our annual “21 Under 31″ feature in September 2009