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Artist Statement

Uncluttered composition, and luscious layers form the foundation upon which I build my work. I do two and three-dimensional pieces which vary from the refined and elegant to the absolutely absurd. I have been a student of art since 1945, and an observer of the visual and psychological world around me since my earliest memory. I am attracted to images from nature, Asia, treasures from the past, and the ordinary. Through the power of observation and employing a keen sense of humor, I am able to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Working in mixed media, with unbounded enthusiasm and homage to the "Empress of Art," I joyously push the boundaries of visual adventure.

 

     
     
   

Art Education:

1945-1953

 

Private study at Amelia Hart Studio, Seattle, WA

1955-1956

 

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

1967-1969

 

Studies with Ken Barneby, Carlton Ball, Muitso Yanagahara,
Seattle, WA

1968-1970

 

Creative Arts League, Kirkland, WA

1970-1973

 

Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, WA

1990-1991

 

Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Cambridge, MA

1998-2002

 

Pratt Fine Arts Center Seattle, WA

2000-2001

 

Studies in painting with Anne Siems, Seattle, WA

2001-2002

 

Studies in color theory with Betty Merken, Seattle, WA

     
   

Exhibitions:

1968

 

Frye Art Museum, Seattle WA

1968

 

Gail Chase Gallery, One Person Exhibit, Bellevue WA

1969

 

Panaca Gallery, Bellevue, WA

1969

 

Bellevue Arts & Crafts Fair, Bellevue, WA

1970

 

56th Seattle Art Museum Northwest Annual, Seattle, WA

1970

 

Juror Puget Sound Painting Exhibit #7, Cellar Gallery, Seattle, WA

1970

 

Gail Chase Gallery, One Person Exhibit, Bellevue, WA

1971

 

Junior League Artist of the Month, Seattle, WA

1971

 

Gallery 217, Bellingham, WA

1970

 

Festival '71, Invitational Seattle, WA

1972

 

Henry Gallery, Invitational, Seattle, WA

1972

 

Poncho Invitational, Seattle, WA

1970

 

Gail Chase Gallery, One Person Exhibit, Bellevue, WA

1971

 

Junior League Artist of the Month, Seattle, WA

1971

 

Gallery 217, Bellingham, WA

1971

 

Festival '71, Invitational Seattle, WA

1972

 

Henry Gallery, Invitational, Seattle, WA

1972

 

Poncho Invitational, Seattle, WA

1972

 

Gail Chase Gallery, One Person Exhibit, Bellevue, WA

1974

 

Issaquah Arts & Crafts Fair, 1st Prize Sculpture, 2nd Prize Painting, Issaquah,WA

1974

 

Gail Chase Gallery, One Person Exhibit, Bellevue, WA

1975

 

Gail Chase Gallery, One Person Exhibit, Bellevue, WA

1976

 

Gail Chase Gallery, One Person Exhibit, Bellevue, WA

1977

 

Gail Chase Gallery, One Person Exhibit, Bellevue, WA

1978

 

Issaquah Arts & Crafts Fair, 3rd Place, Painting, Issaquah, WA

1982

 

Gail Chase Gallery, One Person Exhibit, Bellevue, WA

1982

 

Louise Matsky Gallery, Juror & Exhibitor, Puget Sound Country, Seattle, WA

2001

 

Triple J Café, Kirkland, WA

2001

 

Friends of the Park, Chicago IL

2004

  Eastside Association of Fine Arts, Members Exhibit, Redmond, WA

2004

  University Unitarian Church Auction, Seattle, WA
2011   Oasis Gallery, Seattle, WA
2011   Christie House, Seattle, WA
2013   University Unitarian Church Solo Show, Seattle, WA

 

 

Publications:

1998
  Illustration for Space Babies

1999

 

Florence and Binker, Children's Book, Illustrations and Text

2000

 

Doing Business In Washington State, Davis Wright Tremaine, Book Cover, Seattle, WA

2000

 

Middlebury Inn Brochure, Illustration, Middlebury, VT

2001

 

Full Bloom brochure, Illustration and design, Bellevue, WA

2002

  Legacy Magazine, Assemblage and Article

2003

  Somerset Studio Magazine, Collage

2004

  Legacy Magazine, Assemblage
2005
  Legacy Magazine, Assemblage
2009
  Golden Opportunities, Illustration
     

 

 

Web Work:

1998

 

Icon design and illustration,Baby's First Web Site

2000

 

Icon design and illustration, Medical Web Site

     

 

 

Instruction and Workshops:

1966-1977

 

Bellevue Public School System, Bellevue, WA

1977

 

St. Thomas Elementary, Bellevue, WA

1982-2001

 

Bridges and Connections, Art Therapy, Bellevue, WA

 

 

 

 

 

Currently:

 

 

Owner/designer, absurdities ink, fine art and design

     
   
                 
 
 
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