Article by Kelly Moyer, Managing Editor, Camas – Washougal Post-Record
October 6 – 28, 2017
Very excited to announce an “Art for the Life of Elephants” October exhibit on the Washington State side of the Columbia River in downtown Camas, Washington at the Second Story Gallery. A diverse collection of art by two local artists will be on display. It’s an eclectic mix inspired by nature’s shapes, colors and textures … and all things wild. Find a tagged painting and know that a decision to purchase it from the artist means 100% of the net sale proceeds will be contributed to the Wildlife Conservation Network on behalf Art for the Life of Elephants in support of the Elephant Crisis Fund to help all those people throughout Africa forced to risk their lives to find safe havens, embassies for elephants. Help art make a difference!
Visit www.secondstorygallery.net and www.wildnet.org for more information.
I framed “Ode to John Muir,” after a wonderful trip to central Idaho near the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park in September. We paid our respects once again to the wonder of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone inside the geological treasures preserved by those who fought so hard for the park. I finished this piece just before the trip and in time for the Art for the Life of Elephants show running from October 6 through the 28th at the Second Story Gallery in downtown Camas, Washington.
“Clockwork Orange” – a challenging piece finished in August and on its way to the ALE Gallery for future shows. Named in part for the trio of giraffes feeding on prickly acacia limbs was inspired by an imagined scene in the final chapter of my third novel, Mercy in Masquerade. It’s a layered piece beginning with a marbled acrylic underpainting followed by added layers of transparent acrylic over the marbling which help to create added dimensions of depth.