Jim Zaleski

Media: digital printmaking, watercolor, acrylic, pen & ink.

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 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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Address: 47655 SW Chanterelle Dr Forest Grove Show in Google Maps

Directions: FROM PACIFIC AVE in Forest Grove take Hwy 47 South (2 mi) to B St. Turn R on to B St and then the second left to Stringtown Rd. Continue for 1.7 miles to Carpenter Creek Rd. Turn L and drive .8 miles (third curve in the road) and turn R onto Chanterelle Dr. Take the first R turn and continue up hill. Driveway is on R at top of the hill.