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Catherine Bede Gallery

I am pleased to announce that my work will now be featured regularly at Catherine Bede Gallery in historic downtown Hillsboro, Oregon.  www.catherinebede.com

Catherine Bede Gallery features original fine art, prints and art greeting cards. The gallery represents local artists who work in a wide range of materials and styles including watercolor, pen & ink, charcoal, oil, acrylic, mixed media and sculpture. The gallery is under the direction of Catherine Bede, who is also a participating artist.

On the First Tuesday of each month the gallery hosts an artists’ reception during the Downtown Hillsboro First Tuesday Art Walk.  For more information about the Downtown Hillsboro First Tuesday Art Walk and participating businesses, visit  http://hillsborodowntown.com/events/hillsboro-art-walk/.

Staffed Hours:
Monday 5 pm to 8 pm
First Tuesday of each month 5 pm to 8 pm (monthly artists’ reception)
Saturday 10 am to 2 pm

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Three of my abstract acrylic paintings on display at Catherine Bede through August 2017

Deconstructed Abstracts

IMG_5746After a short break from painting this summer, I needed a simple, fun goal to get me back into the swing of things this fall.  I felt the need to put paint to paper, but did not have the energy or inspiration to think of a subject, to make those important foundational drawings, and create a successful composition. 

So I gathered a big supply of watercolor paper, loaded my palette with pure hues, and began playing.  I reached for the colors that attracted me and I made marks with my favorite brushes. It was pure play. 

Once finished with the “painting” I had the desire to cut it into smaller pieces and rearrange those pieces to make a more interesting composition.  Once I was pleased with the new arrangement, I glued the pieces down on another piece of watercolor paper. The following photos show the “before” and “after” results of this process.

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This is a fun and liberating mode of creating, and I plan to show these deconstructed abstracts in my upcoming solo show in February 2017 at Village Gallery of Arts, 12505 NW Cornell Road, Suite 14, Portland, OR 97229.

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