Through September 4 Art in a Series joins the 12 members of the league in the show of varied imagery and mediums. Professional artist members include Cindy Briggs, JM Broderick, Helen Brown, Patricia (Pat) Clark, MaryLea Harris, David Kinker, Lisa and Lori Lubbesmeyer, Jacqueline Newbold, Vivian Olsen, Janice Rhodes, Barbara Slater and Joren Traveller.
Broderick recipient of numerous awards including Outstanding Acrylic in the 2016 Bold Brush Painting Contest and Southwest Art magazine’s featuring her among Artists to Watch in 2015.
Brian Sherwin, art critic for Fine Art Views.com, also noted, “I love the way she utilizes a mix of expressionism and realism —visually striking work.” Broderick’s work appears in collections including Atlantic Richfield, the Russian Federation Embassy in Washington, D.C. and the Global National Health Hospital in Tokyo.
Brown is an award winning artist with her Curb Appeal appearing in the 2015 national publication, Splash, The Best of Watercolor, and qualifying for signature membership in the Northwest Watercolor Society in 2008.Her unique batik process with watercolor on rice paper creates luminous, transparent and highly textured images. Brown’s Sunriver exhibit features this process in emotionally–charged paintings depicting figurative sculpture including the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial of marines raising the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima.
Newbold’s colorful watercolors often capture images from travels in Europe while the current exhibit work depicts Central Oregon scenes including the majestic Tam McArthur Rim and views near Sisters. Her popular The Jacqueline Newbold Watercolor Travel Kit provides supplies needed to record such memorable scenes. Primarily a watercolor artist, she also explores creative ways to incorporate other mediums into her art with articles published in the mixed-media magazine, Cloth-Paper-Scissors. Her self-published book, Watercolor Journeys, guides beginning to advanced watercolor enthusiasts.
Nature inspires Olson as reflected in her vibrant, light-filled artwork. She notes that she “paints what she loves, animals,” striving to capture their uniqueness. With that goal, the artist devotes time to observing, sketching and photographing her animal subjects. Working frequently with watercolor, Olson also employs oils or pastels for her dramatic paintings with abstracted backgrounds but predominantly realistic imagery. A member of Oil Painters of America and American Women Artists, she is a former president of Plein Air Painters of Oregon.
Slater painted since “becoming excited about her first box of crayons.” This affection reflects in the brilliant and luminous hues of her vegetable images at Sunriver. Teaching in her earlier career, the artist also illustrated children’s books and showed paintings in California and Utah. A student at Scottsdale Art School with work in its Best and Brightest show, Slater’s paintings appear as covers on Ranch and Country magazine. She is a member of Oil Painters of America and the California Art Club.
An artist in varied mediums, Traveller’s oil landscapes at Sunriver depart from her noted sculptural animal imagery. Her High Desert scenes and other images from travels use transparent and opaque oil. Studies at Otis Art Institute before graduating Cum Laude from Cal Poly with a degree in microbiology and animal science reflect in her love of horses and competition in the highest levels of Hunters, Dressage and other events. Traveller shows her paintings locally and sculpture at Valley Bronze Gallery in Joseph.
Billye Turner, art consultant, organizes the art exhibits for Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery open all hours to the public. Contact Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org 503-780-2828.