You are invited to join the Central Oregon artists of Artists’ Gallery to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day, Saturday February 14 from 4-6pm. Bring your Valentine and indulge in wines, chocolates and fine art.
Jeff Thompson along with wife, Heather, have been creating sculpture in molten hot glass together for over 13 years. Their artworks are an intelligent blend of contemporary, traditional and custom techniques that they further complement with their diverse taste in modern sculpture. With an artistic point of view inspired by biology and geology, Thompson has created series of sculptures featuring birds local to Oregon in his quail and owls. The gallery also features his more modern abstract pieces of wall art as well as sculptures of lifelike sea creatures.
Jeff says, “Behind the art there is a scientist in me and I find it very satisfying to design, engineer and build my studio equipment which includes furnaces, oversized kilns and other unique pieces that allow me to explore my craft in unique directions.”
While well-known Central Oregon painter Kathleen Keliher continues to work on her local landscape scenes in pastel, she has added oils to her mix. “I found painting oil outdoors a little less cumbersome than hauling around my large collection of pastel sticks. One can get by with three or four tubes of oil paint, but not so much with pastels where a lot more pigment is required to achieve a colorful design.”
Keliher has been working throughout the cold months in her studio and has emerged with a new collection of pastels and oils. Experimenting with small and large compositions, palette knife and glazing, she brings both vibrant color and texture to her work.
New in the gallery is Kathleen Keliher’s small work, Always the Bachelor using the palette knife technique with oils.
Artists Gallery Sunriver Village
5700 Beaver Drive , Bldg. 19