Jim Zaleski 2016

Media: Pen/ink , watercolor, gouache, acrylics oils, digital art

Address: 47655 SW Chanterelle Dr., Forest Grove OR 97116 Show in Google Maps
This studio is accessible.

Directions: From Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove take Hwy 47 South (2 mi) to B street. Turn right on to B street and then the second left to Stringtown Road. Continue for 1.7 miles to Carpenter Creek Road. Turn left and drive .8 miles (third curve in the road ) and turn right onto Chanterelle Drive. Take the first right turn and continue up hill. Drive way is on right at top of the hill. Look for signs for open studios.

Artist’s Statement: 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).

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