South African born, Bridged is a retired scientist who often begins her paintings with logic and defined line and quickly becomes caught up in the creative process and simply paints from instinct and intuition. Her work reflects her love of the vivid colors of her native land and her affinity for water, sky and open places.
Painter and printmaker, Pete L Bowman is a Bellingham native, with studios on Lummi Island and near Atlanta, Georgia.
Bowman received his Master of Fine Arts Degree at Memphis College of Art and Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Atlanta College of Art. He has worked with lithographer Wayne Kline (Tamarind Master) in Atlanta at the Rolling Stone Press and as an Adjunct Professor at the Atlanta College of Art.
Norbie Schmidlin says, "Creativity is my oxygen, my strength, my spirituality. When I am in the act of creating, I am in my yogic flow, a synergetic expression, moving, playing with form, color and light. Contemplating and learning as I grow and evolve as an artist and a human being. Creating art shapes my perception of what and how I see in a profound and lovely way.
Nature photography that captures the quiet beauty of island life and the Pacific Northwest. With her camera ever at her side, Karen awaits the next magical moment to appear, knowing how blessed she is to call Lummi Island her home.
Nancy Ging lives and paints on Lummi Island in Washington state. She works mostly in soft pastels, both in Nature and in the studio. She draws inspiration from small daily moments of beauty and meaning that take her breath away. She paints to express and share those moments with others.
Judy has developed her craft in the medium of the indigenous bull kelp which can be found lying fallow on local beaches. Weaving strands of the re-purposed kelp into artistic pieces she finds this a conduit to share the flavor of nature and the sea in our corner of the Northwest.
Leslie Dempsey is a junk collector in the most optimistic, playful sense of the word. She collects and sorts, salvages and repurposes the cast off and no longer valued bits that trail behind as we make our way through daily life. In time these bits coalesce and re-emerge in paintings, collages and assemblages that express her (usually) joyful and (sometimes) humorous sense of time and place.
Paul’s abstract paintings and drawings evoke landscapes, aerial photographs, or views through the microscope. The works feature dynamic composition, textures, detail, and a painterly handling of the materials. The artist brings a common sensibility and technical approach to works in pen-and-ink, watercolor on paper, acrylic on panel, and digital painting, often blurring the distinctions between media. Yet, each medium is used to distinctive advantage. These images do not yield a quick surface reading or narrative. Return viewings yield new discoveries and delights.
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Alan Rosen is one of the premiere craftsman working in the Northwest. The careful selection of woods, traditional joinery and signature hand-rubbed finish insure each piece will be enjoyed by future generations.
Since the beginning of time the Shona Tribe, from Zimbabwe, have sculpted in stone. Not for money or fame or recognition, but for the love of their land, their people and the rich culture in it. It is an essential means of communicating the deep and complex nature of the relationships that are fundamental to life in Zimbabwe, incorporating all that is seen and much of what is unseen into stone.
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As a fifth generation artist, Sharon is driven by the power of creative images. She says; "How a photographer uses the light to portray the image in front of them translates into their signature as a photographer. Photography gives voice to my experience and allows me a personal interpretation of the world. Spending decades with Native people in the Inland and Pacific Northwest of the United States and Canada has dramatically affected my attitude towards how and what I see. Through experiencing the diversity of peoples I learned to recognize shapes and colors within North America and my home in a very distinct and personal way. this began a life-long exploration of the variety of ways in which different cultures relate to each other and to this planet."