In her own work, Farrier generally keeps things simple with large shapes and blocks of color, and she works in both pastels and oils, depending on what her subject matter calls for.
Oddly enough, Sroka’s painting experience was one of her first with cows. What began as random compositional elements developed into objects of sincere affection.
Tobey’s creative process, which takes place in the studio converted from her home’s three-car garage, extends far beyond that initial sculpting process.
Meet 5 artists who make their homes in Oregon & Washington.
Chong has participated in plein-air painting events around the country, enormously expanding her experience of this part of the world and its cultures and people, all while having fun, selling paintings, and winning awards.
Min’s ensuing research so touched her that she embarked on a series of paintings that portray the experiences of early Chinese-American women immigrants, including stories of hardship and discrimination.
While Pugh generally keeps a “blank mind” when sketching and photographing, allowing himself to be drawn intuitively and viscerally to certain scenes, once back in the studio he often discovers recurring themes—which overwhelmingly relate to family and home.
On first glance, it might seem like an incongruous assortment, but Guenevere Schwien’s hyperrealist still-life paintings of sleek motorcycles, tempting sweets, sunlit tulips, and holiday lights share a universally irresistible theme.
Painter Brooke Olivares never tires of portraying the kitchen in her grandmother’s home in the rural Sacramento Valley.
In addition to featuring color and light, Aagard’s paintings demonstrate his penchant for creating rich, lush textures. He works almost exclusively with a palette knife, wielding the tool to apply, layer, and push paint around the canvas.