Gretha Lindwood 2016

Media: pastel painting oil painting

Address: 1830 NW 138th Avenue Portland OR 97229 Show in Google Maps

Directions: FROM HWY 26 Take Exit 67 (NW Murray Blvd) turn R onto NW Murray Blvd L onto NW Cornell Rd R onto NW Trail Ave L onto NW 138th Ave. Studio is on the right.

Artist’s Statement: 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.
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