When I paint I try to create an emotional experience that comes from seeing some elusive or unrecognized beauty in an object or person or scene. Art for me is finding the beauty of everyday things.I love to paint from life whether in the studio or plein air. This gives me an immediacy of form light and color… that I can translate into paint on a canvas. I am attracted to representational forms of fine art and study the “old masters” passionately. Expressing a 3-dimensional world on a 2-dimensional canvas with paint provides a challenge and never-ending source of occupation. Location: Tigard , 1 on map Visit artist page.
I am drawn to the visual arts in general and painting in particular. My own work is in water color and acrylic which allows me to express the energy and power of our Northwest mountains and beaches. My landscapes express simple powerful shapes of rocks which punctuate the shore the stratigraphy of mountainscapes or the strength of trees . I like texture whether visually described in paint or actually added to a painted surface with collage stamping or stencils. I experiment with many painting techniques which is fun and also makes the painting more visually interesting. I hope the viewer will also find my work enjoyable and interesting. Location: Tigard , 2 on map ♿ This studio is accessible. Visit artist page.
Oregonian Darla Kay Boljat became a professional artist in 2005. She teaches painting techniques to students ages six and older. Each summer Darla paints with students at her annual D. K. Boljat Camp where she really enjoys helping students create their own masterpieces in only a few days. When she is not teaching Darla enjoys creating commissioned paintings of most any subject. Each painting begins with an acrylic sketch finished in either acrylic or oil paint. If you have something you would like painted please email her! Darla is driven to explore her home state and the works created as a result of her travels represent her best of the beautiful scenery Oregon offers. Whether the majesty of Mount Hood the serene Painted Hills or peaceful Multnomah Falls She has painted scenery here that includes the Seven Wonders of Oregon! Each painting is a challenging all consuming joy to create. Location: Sherwood , 3 on map Visit artist page.
My heart finds beauty in simple things which often get overlooked in our daily lives. All await translation into a colorful view through which we can appreciate another’s perspective. I am continuously discovering ways to express and deepen my insight. I share this perception with great feeling and dedication when capturing a moment passing. Location: Aloha , 4 on map Visit artist page.
I am in love and in fact completely smitten by Nature. I find it thrilling when the light dances through a backlit leaf or flower petal or by the radiance of a butterfly wing. Color in a hundred hues vivid or subtle and luminosity move me in the same way some people are moved by a special piece of music beyond words and straight to the heart. Similarly I love the surprises inherent in creating art both in seeing closely and carefully and in the unexpected while applying paint to canvas. I am third generation on my land and have known some particular trees since childhood. Being in the thick of nature daily and being able to see the stars at night I wouldn’t trade for anything. Through my paintings I hope to express the gratitude that I feel for the profound power and beauty of Nature. Location: Gaston , 5 on map Visit artist page.
Resting snug among the rolling foothills of the Tillamook forest Les Doughertys workshop springs to life amongst the trees. As his medium of choice is just out his front door the process of working and shaping wood runs full circle at North Woods Figured Woods. Although he doesnt claim to have a favorite species of wood Les is well known for his work with Big Leaf Maple and its associated forms. Skilled in hollow-forms bowls end grain cutting boards and flatware Les likes to work with each piece on an individual basis letting the wood decide what to become. Paying attention to the fine grain figure and spalt the pieces that Les works with bring him joy especially in the act of revealing their form upon the lathe. Les also holds special regard for his saws which are by far his favorite instrument in his toolkit. As a previous contractor this comes as no surprise as these tools come in handy on the worksite and when taking a break from the lathe to build finely tuned Location: Gaston , 5 on map ♿ This studio is accessible. Visit artist page.
Knowing when a book becomes a piece of art is different for everyone; for me, it is when craftsmanship and form work with content and materials. For others, it may be when the concept of “book” is left behind. Making art is always an exploration of ideas and messages regardless of the medium, but I like to think that book arts has a quality that is unique. A book does not need to be beautiful or intriguing to function as a means of communication, and yet we are driven to do more than put words on paper. Location: Beaverton , 6 on map Visit artist page.
I seek beauty in the mundane tasks and clutter of daily life and strive to share my vision of the world with other like minded souls. Location: Forest Grove , 7 on map Visit artist page.
I work in various mediums. Watercolor has always been an exciting medium for me and because of the wonderful new products and materials artists have today mixed watercolor medium has become very challenging for me. I like experimenting with new materials and methods of application which is leading me into a more contemporary and abstracted quality in my work. It has also led me into the use of another medium Encaustic which combines well with my mixed mediums. Presently I am absorbed in abstract design using encaustics and mixed water media and collage. Location: Aloha , 8 on map Visit artist page.
Keen on art making since childhood Im rarely without a pen and paper. Ill take a note draw doodle and make little art cards to give away or to use as studies for future work. Opening my studio doors during the yearly tours is just the nudge I need to make more art. This year Im focusing on letterpress along with small whimsical watercolors. Walk through the backyard garden and up the stairs and youll find me inside ready to show you how I do my work and to pass along some inspiration. Location: Hillsboro , 9 on map Visit artist page.
The manipulation of steel got into my blood in a welding class in high school. Since that time I have morphed from ship fitter millwright and machinist to designer. Metal has been the path that guided me to where I am today. I enjoy collaborating with clients by forging my impressions of their personal vision to create both functional and ornamental works. Commissions have included gates trellises garden art umbrella stands mirror frames and bracelets. I am fascinated by the processes of shaping metal into three-dimensional ornamental objects. The permanence of forged steel saves me from the insanity of the throw away culture we live in now. Location: Hillsboro , 9 on map Visit artist page.
Capturing the spirit of nature and creating a cup bowl jar vase or mask that’s a delight to see hold and use is my goal as an artist. Working with clay is like coming home. The smooth feel of porcelain on the wheel is soothing. Rolling a slab is centering. Sculpting leaves buds or faces is peaceful. Using this three dimensional form as a canvas I draw on my background in design and painting to create layers of color texture and contrast in my clay forms. Location: Tigard , 10 on map Visit artist page.
I design and make all of my kiln formed glass pieces in my home studio using large sheets of hand cut glass as well as crushed glass frit. My ideas come from the beauty of nature that surrounds us my husbands photography and our travels. You will see a variety of pieces from plates and bowls to traditional scenes and contemporary art to hang or display in stands. Depending on the desired effect I layer and arrange the glass and use multiple firings to create visual depth. Controlling temperature and time in the kiln allows pieces to be smooth have soft or strong texture. In order to keep my designs current and interesting I am constantly learning and challenging myself to try new techniques.Depending on complexity pieces can take from 3 days to weeks to make. Its very gratifying to delight my customer with a beautiful piece of art. Location: Beaverton , 11 on map ♿ This studio is accessible. Visit artist page.
As someone who grew up in the age of film I am fascinated by digital photography. I use Photoshop to transform raw images into something that is closer to how I feel about a scene. Some of my photos capture the mood of a place and time such as an afternoon at the beach or birds flying into the distance. Other photos explore scenes which exist only in the imagination. I am also intrigued by the use of high speed photography to capture moments that happen in a fraction of a second such as the bursting of a balloon or a splash of water. I am always interested in talking about my work and hope that you will find time to visit my studio. Location: Portland , 12 on map ♿ This studio is accessible. Visit artist page.
Please join us for some magic and enchantment with my small felted animals and photos of their adventures. I began creating felted wool animals when colored raw wool first became available and was mostly used to embellish textiles. The possibility of creating sculptured pieces was an idea I began to work with a few years ago.
I have always loved watercolor painting for its many qualities: spontaneity, speed, accuracy and transparency. I will be displaying some recent work based on wildlife studies. Location: Portland , 12 on map ♿ This studio is accessible. Visit artist page.
I have been sewing drawing and painting forever. I earned a degree in art and focused on painting and printmaking. It wasn’t until I saw a group of beautiful quilts that it occurred to me that my love of art and of textiles and sewing could be combined. I have never looked back!I am retired from a career in Graphic Design and spend most of my days enjoying family working in my studio and writing for quilting publications and am an avid blogger. I am one of the authors of Twelve by Twelve: The International Art Quilt Chlannege. My work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and appears in several books. Location: Beaverton , 13 on map Visit artist page.
Jen’s art career was launched 15 years ago as a commercial muralist. Her works include: a mural for a shoe company featured in Nordstroms in Los Angeles; a 50-foot mural at “City Nights” in Camarillo California; a wildlife mural at The Los Angeles Children’s Court; and work exhibited at Carnegie Hall in New York. Recently Jen was asked to performance paint as the featured artist creating “Baby Lily ” the baby elephant at The Oregon Zoo. As a winner of numerous awards she has regularly displayed her art on the West Coast. Two years ago Jen completed a two-month tour live performance painting traveling from Sherwood Oregon to New York City. Jen is the owner of Blue Plume Studio and offers tailor-made art lessons for children and adults. “Teacher Jen” invites you in her storefront studio for a cup of tea good conversation and Happy Art-Making! Location: Sherwood , 14 on map ♿ This studio is accessible. Visit artist page.
I create ceramics for everyday use that brings value to a traditional home life. My work is decorative and functional. Enjoying the familiar feel of your favorite teacup in your hands as the highlight of your morning. Serving your family and friends meals on beautiful ceramic pieces enhances the dinning experience. My ceramics are completely handmade and every piece is unique. You will find that each piece has a slight variation in design and dimension which adds to their charm. The knowledge that someone somewhere is eating from ceramics that I made gives me the motivation to create more. Location: Hillsboro , 15 on map ♿ This studio is accessible. Visit artist page.
I’m always drawn to moments when the light is most dramatic when the shadows are long and the air seems to linger often at the edges of our day. While there are certain subjects I will never tire of it is not so much the place that lures me in as much as it is the light itself and how the light lands on each subject with it’s crisp or muted edges to create a mood that speaks to a calmer simpler place in our lives. Compositionally I gravitate to scenes with overlapping elements and always try to create rhythm and depth in my work. I work in both oils and pastels. I reserve oils for big pieces while the majority of my work is in pastels. Pastels give me the pleasure of drawing and painting at the same time. I love their forgiving quality their buttery tactile sensation their speed and the freedom to stop and start without waiting for layers to dry or brushes to clean. In both mediums I build my pieces from darks to lights in multiple layers using glazing or scumbling. Location: Cornelius , 16 on map Visit artist page.
I am a quadriplegic mouth painting artist. I became a quadriplegic in 2000 when a wind storm caused a tree to fall on the roof of our minivan while my husband Mike and I were driving. My passion for painting started when my mother gave me paint by numbers and it grew when she showed me cards from the Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists of the world (AMFPA www.mfpausa.com). In 2011 I applied and was accepted as a student member and awarded a scholarship to the AMFPA. A lot of my inspiration comes from a beautiful garden and pond in the backyard that Mike built where we have added goldfish and koi over the years. The flowers and koi fish have provided not only peaceful therapy to watch but color and movement to paint. Location: Aloha , 17 on map ♿ This studio is accessible. Visit artist page.
Discovering Silk Painting was a pivoting moment in my life. It was the melding of my love for fabric and painting. I am constantly amazed and excited by the explosion of the dye as it careens over the silk. Gardens are a major focus of my paintings whether they are local or those I’ve seen in Kyoto Japan. My paper work transitions from geometric Iris Folding to intricate cut paper. Location: Aloha , 18 on map Visit artist page.
My art practice focuses on my deep appreciation of nature walking and maps. I use these experiences and information to explore the concept of landscape using contemporary drawing methods. Methods that include collage material use mark-making space and surface. Through walking I take in information to use for direct observation and also as impression and ultimately abstraction. Birds plants trees are interpreted as singular landscape objects. Grounded in their authenticity but extracted from their original setting they project a different meaning as they come to life on tea-stained paper. The wind rain earth seasons – a specific place all experienced and felt then translated. Color splashes mark-making across the paper or a gestural mark give rise to an abstracted hand-drawn map. Finally the collaged maps become fragmented places as the result of the physical act of sanding and layering materials. These processes are threaded into my work resulting in a tracki Location: Portland , 19 on map Visit artist page.
I create comfortable natural fiber clothing for women. I incorporate nature and northwest imagery in each item of clothing. My garments feature pieced “mini quilts” on both front and back and are available in sizes ranging from X Small to 3 XL. All are machine washable. Location: Forest Grove , 20 on map ♿ This studio is accessible. Visit artist page.
The mystery of God’s creation is my inspiration and creativity is one of His most precious gifts to humanity. I’m compelled to create and rejoice in the majesty that surrounds me in life and nature; on location where it’s happening en plein air and in my home studio. With a celebration of color and texture I excitedly render in a free representational style. I express beauty of nature I observe that fights to survive in a tumultuous world. I accept the challenge to honor the alluring magnificence of our world through my gift of oil painting with dedication and joy.mission statementOil paintings of textured beauty that beckon to be seen and touched and touch you back. Location: Tualatin , 21 on map Visit artist page.
When using soft pastel sticks powdered pigments from the earth compressed to fit my hand I make my marks on the dry surface of sandpaper to record impressions of our natural world. If oil paints are my choice I apply color on canvas to describe the landscapes that are the subject of my work. By painting “en plein air ” in the outdoors and using an impressionistic touch my landscapes invite the viewer into the scene.Crisp refreshing and vivid are words that have been used to describe my paintings. The use of vibrant color and strong design are hallmarks of my work which I developed during my career as an illustrator and graphic designer. As a resident of the Pacific Northwest I cherish our unique landscapes honed by water and time and delight in capturing their beauty in the lush colors of pastels or oils to share with the viewer. Location: Portland , 22 on map Visit artist page.
I love a good adventure and pursue constant exploration and discovery always stretching for something new. My paintings reveal places in time from the serenity of a landscape … to the horror of a nightmare. I start with automatic painting using my fingers. Then I add and subtract layers intuitively applying paint and glazes veiling or negative shape painting scratching away perhaps adding pencil or oil pastel. Media include acrylic to encaustic to alcohol inks on substrates from synthetic paper to canvas to plywood. Alone in the studio I listen to each painting. My fingers push and pull at the very threads of story and timeless existence…until imagery color and texture develop into a narrative. Since I come from a long line of herbalists and storytellers many primordial (and sometimes surreal) connections flow naturally to me. I am just a conduit. Location: Hillsboro , 23 on map Visit artist page.
Working with organic colors and forms I express the beauty of nature through a collage of cut pressed flora and fauna. Location: Portland , 24 on map ♿ This studio is accessible. Visit artist page.
Hogwash Pottery is a collaborative effort by Erik Horn and Dee Montague. Erik throws forms on the potters wheel while Dee uses hand building techniques to alter each vessel adding creatures and creativity. Our art is centered around the garden theme garden rocks bird feeders lily pads frogs and many other little whimsical creatures to bring a smile. Location: Beaverton , 25 on map Visit artist page.
Asian inspired garden lanterns. Location: Tigard , 26 on map ♿ This studio is accessible. Visit artist page.
Growing up around artists I explored many artistic media. Taking a class in encaustic painting in 2006, I found what I was looking for. The medium fits my personality perfectly; impatient and goofy. Working in encaustic allows me to be who I am. On the spot, I can change the direction and dive right into something completely different. I use found and recycled old metal objects in my work because there is an exciting challenge in turning something that has been discarded into something new. When I paint, I usually just let the medium direct me where it wants to go. Like the molten beeswax, I just let it flow. Location: Tigard , 27 on map ♿ This studio is accessible. Visit artist page.
My father ran a garden shop my mother was an artist and although I came to art-making later in life the seeds were planted early. In my lovely country studio or en plein air using watercolors and occasionally pastels I am compelled to put my “spin” on the flora and fauna I see in my daily life on travels or in my imagination. Bibelots from my many collections frequently make an appearance in my works too. Often I don’t consider a painting complete until some calligraphy or “beautiful writing ” is added using traditional to very non-traditional tools. The exploration of colors patterns and textures helps me create art that ranges from subtle and peaceful to joyous and exuberant. Location: Banks , 29 on map Visit artist page.
As an archaeologist by day I was first drawn to encaustic painting by its antiquity. Beeswax was originally used by shipbuilders to waterproof ships in ancient Greece. In the following centuries and millennia the addition of dammar resin and pigment to melted beeswax became an important technique for painting death portraits religious icons and other expressions of artistic creativity. The artform has experienced a resurgence in recent years and I embraced it both for its unpredictability and its adaptability. I am drawn to exploring ways to portray the natural world through color line texture and multimedia applications. Birds landscapes trees and flowers (some might call them weeds) are among my favorite subjects to interpret. The learning process is ongoing bringing me joy every time I put wax to wood! Location: Tigard , 30 on map Visit artist page.
Portland Oregonian native Lorraine Pascuzzi has been painting and drawing consistently since the age of six years . Her subjects include wildlife Native Americans cowboys and women in fantasy. Lorraine works from photos she has taken or her imagination. Colors and bright and styles are contemporary. Location: North Plains , 31 on map Visit artist page.
I’ve been working with clay for over 40 years. Upon retirement from teaching I took a tour of the ancient caves of France and have used these images along with images from the extinct Pueblo Indians. Most of my work is functional although I do a bit of sculpting on some of 20195 SW Imperial St. Aloha pieces. Location: Aloha , 32 on map ♿ This studio is accessible. Visit artist page.
After years of training in illustration and bio-medical illustration Annie now enjoys finding contemplating and painting the random fleeting moments in our lives and expressing them in her paintings.”Initially attracted by light and/or color or a ‘moment’ that I see I take random photos and then I search through them and I often discover something wonderful that I didn’t know I had captured!”Searching for finding and painting these “moments” allows Annie to contemplate the subject. “I appreciate being able to pause my life and contemplate someone else’s.”Originally from Southern California Annie now lives in Portland Oregon with her husband and four children. She had a stroke several years ago that paralyzed her right side. Because she was right handed she learned to paint with her left hand. Location: Portland , 34 on map Visit artist page.
I have been an active professional artist for over 20 years and an artist my entire life. My artistic journey has followed me from Pennsylvania to Upstate NY to Texas to California and finally to Oregon. For the past six years I have been a founding partner in Art On Broadway Gallery in downtown Beaverton. Location: Beaverton , 35 on map Visit artist page.
Porcelain pottery pieces for use in the home. Original glazes enhance the curves carvings and altered forms of the work. Location: Tigard , 26 on map Visit artist page.
Rich colors and touchable textures are what I work for in each of my handwoven pieces whether it is a chenille scarf to warm your neck or a cozy throw to warm your toes. This year I’ve added “landscapes” – wall pieces that include heavily textured hand-spun yarns and unique beads to suggest the wonderful variety of Pacific Northwest nature. We have so many talented hand-dyers and hand-spinners here and it is a pleasure to use their yarns that make everything I do one of a kind. When you visit my studio you’ll find all the colorful fibers and fascinating textures of alpaca bamboo cotton wool silk chenille linen and more…even milk! Please DO touch the yarns and then try your hand at weaving. Location: Beaverton , 36 on map Visit artist page.
It all began innocently enough. The Crayola box with 8 colors soon advanced the to box with 16 colors and then the box with 64 colors and the built in sharpener. There was no going back.When I began to paint it all fit perfectly. Me. The paint. The canvas. I knew then that I would paint for the rest of my life. I cannot stop. It is my passion in this life. I am so lucky to have found my passion in life. Location: Forest Grove , 7 on map Visit artist page.
I always enjoyed drawing at a very young age especially cars. How could one resist the fins and all the chrome? Also as a farm kid growing up in South Dakota I was totally surrounded by the wide open spaces farm life offered. Now as an adult my fondest memories are from that era which might explain why I enjoy painting landscapes so much. I started my formal art training later in life by taking various art classes and workshops. My all-time favorite workshop has been the Autumn Art Workshop in Halsey Nebraska. I have been going there for over 20 years! Please ask me about it when you stop by my studio! Location: Hillsboro , 37 on map ♿ This studio is accessible. Visit artist page.
As an eclectic artist deciding which medium to use for a project can be a bit of a challenge–sometimes I pick more than one! Mixing art forms is a delightful way to explore the expanse of a medium. By testing concepts and traversing various traditional forms I can come away with something different each time I create. In my studio are influences of all the art forms I’ve studied that I coalesce into something undeniably me. Location: Beaverton , 6 on map Visit artist page.
I work in pen and ink watercolor oil and other mixed media. I often scan (or digitize) my work in order to rework the images in Photoshop (An emerging creative process I call Image-alchemy). That said the end result is a hybridized art form combining traditional art media with high tech image enhancement. The final product is a fine art (Giclee) print (rich in color and visual energy ) produced on a wide-format inkjet printer. Generally, I prefer the minimalist approach to my art and my subject matter is both broad and eclectic (with figurative and abstract pieces dominating my work). I favor abstraction over realism gesture over detail and spontaneity over planning. As is my nature my work often includes whimsical themes. While I indulge in such creative levity I consider My art a serious study of the human condition (albeit tongue in cheek). Location: Forest Grove , 38 on map ♿ This studio is accessible. Visit artist page.
We are an art gallery specializing in original fine art by award-winning local artists. The gallery is under the direction of acting partners Bert Cohen and Donna Sanson; both of whom are participating artists as well as gallery directors. The gallery has been in business since the Fall of 2010, and was honored in 2012 with a Beaverton 4 Business Achievement Award presented by Mayor Denny Doyle. Location: Beaverton , A on map ♿ This studio is accessible. Visit gallery page.
Catherine Bede Gallery represents a small group of local artists working in a wide variety of media including watercolor pen & ink charcoal oil acrylic mixed media and sculpture. Each month we host an artists’ reception during the Downtown Hillsboro First Tuesday Art Walk when we welcome guests to the gallery to experience work by our featured artists. Location: Hillsboro , B on map ♿ This studio is accessible. Visit gallery page.
The wonders of nature surrounds us. The smallest of raindrops the landscape the animal kingdom and our human brothers and sisters. All are wonderful and unique. We as artists look for the unusual something that a quick glance would not see. light and shadows on something can get our artistic juices flowing. The possibilities are endless. Location: Beaverton , C on map Visit gallery page.
We are a member run non profit art gallery with 13 working studios on site. Open Tues. – Sat. from 100;00 – 5:00. Location: Hillsboro , D on map ♿ This studio is accessible. Visit gallery page.
The Village Gallery of Arts promotes professional and emerging artists byoffering high quality affordable art education to children and adults andprovides a gallery for our members to display and sell their work.The Village Gallery of Arts was founded in 1963 by a group of 10 artists whoshared the idea of having a working teaching gallery a place forexhibition and instruction.Today we are home to more than 150 Oregon artists who create fine works ofart in virtually every area. Visit during the tour to see several of ourmembers demonstrate their techniques! Location: Portland , E on map ♿ This studio is accessible. Visit gallery page.