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Terry Witter

Light Through the Trees

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Auboretum Tractor

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Watercolor has presented itself as an interesting journey for Terry from the why and how to the what and who. Before coming to the medium, he taught science classes to high schoolers. Perhaps that orientation guided his early investigative study of the paint and its various reactions on the paper when interacting with other paint and water and incidentals like salt! Terry says, “Watercolor can be such a big mystery when you first start, but for me, the joy has been in letting it go and letting the watercolor do its thing. Painting looser! The holy grail of watercolor.” Terry also likes painting his favorite places and things that trigger fond memories from family.

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Nola Pear

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High Waters

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Meditation

Nola is an award-winning artist who likes to paint botanicals and landscapes which invite your eye into her artwork and to roam around there awhile, enjoying the colors and textures in her subjects. She enjoys experimenting with techniques that push the medium and capture the beauty nature offers. To wit, she now marbles a great many of her paintings and then paints on them some more. The unexpected results of this process are delightful and gorgeous. Her goal is to get you to slow down and witness the magnificence of creation.

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Angela Wrahtz

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Tatoo'd by Light

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Pears

Angela is an award-winning artist who begins with watercolor paints and integrates, usually, other media like ink or marbling, to make things interesting. She likes to explore the possibilities of pattern and texture to enhance her subjects. She paints still life subjects, landscapes, and people. Bold colors and a loose expressive style characterize her work. Recently, she incorporates more and more acrylic marbling as an unexpected feature in her works.

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Jacelen Pearson

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Discovery:

Leaves & Rocks

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After retirimg from a career as a professional designer and illustrator, Jacie is painting in watercolor again and doing what she loves most, exploring the rich details and textures of nature.  Her goal is to engage the viewer to see the defining attributes and gorgeous particulars of everyday places and things.  An award winning artist, she says, "So much beauty resides in small details that catch highlights or peek out from the shadows and are otherwise outlooked."  Her favorite subjects include rusty and old wooden surfaces, but her interests are broad.  Recently she has painted numerous intriguing marbled works incorporating coastal and sea creature themes.

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Ann Mikulka

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Agate Mountain

A Snowy Evening

When people comment on her artwork, they regularly mention how Ann’s color choices create a certain contented and playful spirit. She paints places and animals and still-life works. Ann is endlessly experimenting with my paints and her process to see what will happen. She says, “The learning never ends when it comes to art and finding creative ways to express yourself and that is a very satisfying thing for me.”

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Kevin Lane

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Karen Berg

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Yaquina Lighthouse

Rose Glow

Karen loves working with watercolors! Whether painting florals,  landscapes, animals, or still life, she displays her subjects with a mind to realism. Her focus is on depth and details while creatively displaying rich colors and soft hues. She is wants to capture edges, curves, and angularities that are caught in light and shadows. As lifelong gardener who glories in growing roses, she delights in using watercolor transparencies and refined glazing techniques to achieve delicate blends and soft textures resulting in a glow to her paintings..    

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Barbara Weeks

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I'm Watching You

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Before the Day Breaks

Barbara paints from the heart because a deep connection to her subject is essential to her motivation to painting it. This connection to the subject is more important to her than anything else. To that end, she works hard to use techniques that will help her accurately portray her subject. Detail is very important to her since it is the conduit to the story and the feeling she wishes to express. You might say, she wants to share the feeling she has for her subject with you as much as a true rendering of it.

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James Grady

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Pears

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Beached

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Sue Traeger

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Lulu the Wonder Dog

Swan Island Dahlia

Sue paints for fun! She says, “I love color and textural embellishments. I paint flora and fauna with not too much detail.” People respond to her cheerful shapes and palette and recognize in them a modern style. She especially likes to paint from her husband’s wildlife photography because his picturesalways tell a story. Sue says, “Because there is so much to this rich medium, I am a forever student ofwatercolor!”

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Rebecca Lockwood

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Musings of a Feline

Rebecca is an artist who brings a strong individual voice to her work. Her subjects may be familiar but her approach to them has a interesting twist and a bit of humor underneath it all. A hallmark of Rebecca's work is her use of predominantly shadowy blacks, greys, and browns providing a dramaric gothic mood. Rebecca is an artist who works in many mediums.  Her jewelry is available for viewing at basillarose.com.

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Virginia Green

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Girl with a Guitar

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Swan Lake

Virginia Green is an accomplished watercolor artist with a very delicate style. She has been painting her entire adult life.  She like to paint people and tries to tell their story with a minimum of brush strokes.  There is movement in every painting. 

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Marjorie Fellows

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Cats in a Bubble

Falling in Love

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Marjorie’s artwork is inspired by places she has traveled to, objects and creatures that add inhabit her life, and photographs of intriguing landscapes. She is excited by color and thoughtful about detail, and she finds at the end of her process there is an almost unintentional whimsy that expresses itself in her artwork. She paints for joy and paints as a way to give authentic gifts to people she loves.

Terry Schmidt

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Homage to Klimt

Pill Puzzle

Terry comes to art from a science background and careful observation of the world as taught to her by her father, a physicist. She is fascinated with the natural world and looks deeply into objects to find pattern and structure. Translating that into artwork that reveals hidden forms and colors is an endlessly interesting and surprising endeavor for her. Recently, she has begun to incorporate marbling into her creative process which adds to her unique perception of her subjects.

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Bob Curtis

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Industrial

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Robin Lutgert

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Dianne Hicks

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San Juan Island

Elimira

Dianne is an award winning artist who has been mesmerized by color since she was a small child.  She says."When I look at the world around me, I see beauty everywhere and I want to recreate it.  Her artwork is semi-realistic and rich in color repeating pattern and story and theme.  Her subjects are from real life and include animals, people, flowers, landscapes and food.  Her work has been published through the Iris Contest and for City of Keizer publicity.

Debbie Hornibrook

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Magnificent Elephant Hawk-Moth

Pink Zebra

Debbie is an award-winning wildlife artist who works in watercolor, colored pencil, and ink. Her favorite subjects are woodland and wild creatures whom she features in colorful, whimsical, and detailed narratives that suggest a plot, a gentle drama, and a happy ending. Recently, her work leans more toward mixed media with her watercolors being complimented and layered with acrylicmarbling. She is also currently collaborating on a children’s book which will include her touching illustrations.

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Celia Wulff

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Stained Glass

Winter Pause

Celia enjoys painting wildlife inside beautiful landscapes. A deer in the forest or a fox howling at the moon at midnight are the kinds of subjects that inspire her. She uses color and details to capture her nature themes, and because she loves nature and hiking, you might say that she paints places where she finds herself wandering and reflecting. Celia has recently added marbling to her range of techniques.

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Marlis Tjaden

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Michelle Meyers

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Sunflowers

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