Helen Brown & Susan Harkness Williams at Sunriver Library

BrownHelenCurbAppealTwo longtime members of the Friends of the Library Art Committee in Sunriver are showing their work together over the holidays. Helen Brown’s watercolors describe land and cityscapes, while Susan Harkness-Williams’ gourds depict local wildlife. The show will run through January at the Sunriver Area Library.


Brown uses a batik method on Japanese rice paper resulting in luminous washes, harmonious color schemes and interesting texture. One of the paintings in the library show (Curb Appeal) has earned national recognition and will be featured in a Northlight Book called Splash 16-The Best of Watercolor.

She recently garnered the Best of Show award at the Redmond Airport and teaches watercolor painting during the winter months. Helen and her husband Scott have been full-time residents of Sunriver for 24 years. She is a member of the Tumalo Art Company (a fine art gallery in Bend’s Old Mill District), the High Desert Art League and the Watercolor Society of Oregon.


Harkness Williams also calls Sunriver home. She is best known as a fine gourd artist and employs her love of mixed media into each piece she creates. Her work is found in private galleries around the world and collectors call her work stunning, amazing and  simply beautiful.

She created Sunriver Wildlife series specifically for the Sunriver Library show. Taken from her natural surroundings, this series uses vivid India inks, pyrography and her special whimsical style. Each bird has a personality of its own.
See Susan’s work at the Artists Gallery Sunriver in the Village at Sunriver.

56855 Venture Ln, Sunriver
541- 312-1080

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