The Art of Byzantine Iconography comes to the Gallery

We are pleased and honored to announce works by the hand of Master Iconographer Magdalene Grace Deane now showing at the gallery. For the past 14 years, Magdalene Grace Deane has been producing Liturgical Art in diverse medium for church and home. Her focus (and sole vocation) is depicting and teaching Iconography of the Eastern Christian Tradition.  Magdalene Grace’s work is a sacred journey back in time using the ancient form of egg tempura and gold leaf on panel. The lengthy process of using egg with natural pigment produces a  luminescent glow of light, uniquely rich in color and depth.  Her…

The camera is just a tool

“Oh you must have a really good camera”!  These words are often heard by myself and other photographers.  They are said with sincere praise and appreciation for my work and for that I am grateful. taken with a Canon 5D Mark II My reply is yes, I do have a great camera!  Actually I have many great cameras that I shoot professionally with. They include my cell phone,  a box camera from the 1950’s, a toy camera with all of its wonderful light leaks and I am in the process of making a camera out of cardboard!  Many would say…

Oregon the beautiful!

It is said we should love where we live and I can say with all honesty I do!  Gratitude is a constant for my parent’s adventuresome spirit that took them on the long journey west from Ohio when I was just a babe in my mother’s womb.  Oregon is the only place I have called home and what a place it is, all 98,466 square miles of it! My youth was spent in the abundant lushness of the Willamette Valley.  It was an idyllic childhood. Early memories remain of the flowers mama grew, of climbing the tree in the front yard to feast over their…

When the Heavens Answer I Listen

It was 2006.  I had been operating a small heirloom and herb plant nursery for many years while also being a mom.  That year our Oregon winter had a record snowfall and like so many other green houses in the area ours collapsed under the weight. It made me take pause and wonder if it was time to start something new.  Were the heavens telling me something?  Dare I think that maybe I could pursue my photography? Or was that thought too self indulgent, was I good enough, who would want to see my work anyway? All these questions and…

FLOWERS!!

“April showers bring May flowers” and they are starting to bloom!  Yes!  I am so hungry for their color and sweet fragrance.  It has been a long wet winter here in the Northwest and while my back yard is still like a sodden sponge of water I have brought flowers to the walls that surround me! Looking into the windows of my studio gallery you will see a perfect Master Copy of Georgia O’Keefe’s “White Flower on Red Earth”, a piece that “desert transplant” artist Mercedes painted this past January while the snow fell outside. The center of attention is the 56″ x 44″ Red Rose by Mercedes truly stunning in it’s size…

30 days 30 Paintings

What does one do when there are endless days of snow, cold and rain as we had this past January?  Outside of work there are lots of books to read, indoor projects to complete, or for me an online marketing course to take, something I am not passionate about but one that came at good time.   Seriously I would rather be painting! But what if one’s passion is about making art? You can paint! You can paint every day and all day. This is just what Anna Lancaster did when winter held sway outside.  She painted every single day for…

The flowers that bloom in the spring tra-la

It’s been a long cold season and we are all a little winter weary.  I feel for you Lake Tahoe who has a record 685″ of snow and still counting.  I feel for you Portland, Oregon who has been given the designation of the most winter weary city in America.   To our neighbor up north, Canada you have had it cold! We all are waiting for spring to decide to show its face but till it does I would like to give you a little remembrance of what is coming. May it lift your spirits and “breathe promise of merry sunshine”!…

The works of Mike Bronco

  “The Americas”  60 x 60 original acrylic on canvas by Oregon artist Mike Bronco. Art is good when it is “unique in conception and well executed”, engaging the viewer. It is  “stunningly right” and “commands your gaze and thoughts whenever you look at it”. “The intensity of the experience of the person making it comes through”. It is “honest, unselfconscious, bold, ambitious, enlightening, original, challenging, and a feast for the senses.”   “Native Expressions”  40 x 40 acrylic on canvas “Mountain Song”  30 x 30 acrylic on canvas, framed

BELIEVE IN BEAUTY

“I believe in beauty. I also believe that sharing of beauty will make all our lives better. Here is hoping that what I bring makes your life better.” The show will be up through the month of October in conjunction with the ART HARVEST STUDIO TOUR OF YAMHILL COUNTY.  http://www.artharveststudiotour.org