“What is the meaning of life?That was all- a simple question; one that tended to close in on one with years, the great revelation had never come. The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead, there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark; here was one.”
― Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse
Jennifer Fisher is a painter, textile artist, and business owner living in McMinnville, Oregon. Most of her creating is done without a pattern or a plan, in a method that she calls freeform. She is interested in the place where art and life intersect, how art-making methods relate to their outcome, and how creations are perceived based on imagined ideas of mastery, time required to complete a task, and methods used.
Check out more of her work at www.jennifermfisher.org
Oil on Canvas, 24×36
Gouache and Oil on Canvas , 20×20
Alison Foshee was born in San Diego, CA in 1969. In 1995, she received an MFA in printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute. Fascinated with the concept of multiples and repeated imagery, she transitioned from pulling print editions to building images from nontraditional materials through the use of patterning. Known per-dominantly for her work with staples and office labels, Foshee creates dichotomies between man-made objects and natural forms to reveal the hidden metaphors in the functional origins of everyday materials. In this manner, her work contributes to the canon of creative re-use. With exhibitions in Los Angeles, Tokyo, New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Houston and Seattle, her work appears in publications such as Art in America, Sculpture Magazine, The Los Angeles Times and Art Week. Foshee currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon.
Check out more of her work at www.alisonfoshee.com
Desert Form A
Watercolor and staples on paper
Desert Form D
Watercolor and staples on paper
My figurative work carries a humanist theme, responding to the fact that both locally and globally the idea of humans recognizing each other as equals is still difficult to achieve. Deeper meanings and broader connections can be found in my work, however an egalitarian stance underlies all of it. Perhaps less apparent but no less important, is my interest in narrative and the viewer’s ability to interpret emotion and construct stories with minimal context.
Check out more of his work at www.kappusart.com
I love the quietude of dawn and the restfulness that settles with dusk. This is when I feel most alive, when the light dances on the earth in prismatic colors. During this time wildlife gracefully appears. Whether I am on the beach or in the forest I am free! Free to sense, observe, collect, sketch, photograph or just wander. Free to soak up life, light and ideas to use at the easel later.
As time comes into my life I bring forth these ideas with a vital urgency and happiness. The bringing forth of an idea is a fascinating process. When starting a painting there is much thoughtful work: the initial notan, value study and palette. Then as the painting is underway the fun begins: the experimenting, the doing and responding, and the spontaneous dance at the easel. This is when the surprises begin to take place and the painting takes on a life of it’s own. The initial painting idea is soundly rooted in theory to begin, but the growth and life of the painting come from imagination and intuitive responding! Here lies the excitement and thrill in painting!
Check out more of Dana’s work at www.danahulburtart.com
Cape Kiwanda Spray
Charcoal on Canson ,24″x48″