Category Archives: Collage

Deborah Alysoun

"Fruit and Poppy on Celadon Plate" - © Deborah Alysoun.  All rights reserved.
“Fruit and Poppy on Celadon Plate” – © Deborah Alysoun. All rights reserved.

I’m an artist not only because I make art, but because it’s the way I perceive and respond to the world.  It’s simply my makeup.  My creative spirit generates ideas non-stop, far more than I can ever execute.

"Christie's Favorite" - © Deborah Alysoun.  All rights reserved.
“Christie’s Favorite” – © Deborah Alysoun. All rights reserved.

My art is primarily about celebrating beauty.  Whatever medium I choose — colored pencil, graphite pencil, pastel, paint, paper collage, clay, fiber — I always gravitate to nature for subject matter and inspiration.  And sometimes materials I gather directly from the earth become my medium.

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Anita Reuther

I believe it was during my High School years that being creative became a compelling necessity. That inner voice is becoming stronger with age and now is opening up many new avenues to pursue. Being spontaneous and totally engrossed in creating art is a direction I am embracing.

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Richard Gaffield

I believe that a journey started by leaving home continues with a life and work that is always aware of place. My work in theater and fine arts, when at its best, reflects my environment and it’s cultures, how I feel about the land I inhabit and the people I meet. I am only beginning to realize how that premise may manifest itself in my art and work here on the West Coast.

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Holly J. Kroening

Under Grace

Holly J. Kroening is a native Oregonian, mother and grandmother.  She and her husband Dwayne line in Oregon City.  Her father, Ed Jerman, was her inspiration.  Art is a matter of taste, no single flavor works for everyone.

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Cherilyn SunRidge

I am a painter, creating rich, earthy, wholesome art, using internal & external imagery. Whether landscape, figurative, or abstract sacred hoop forms, I begin with delineation of the four sacred directions. This is what holds the work and gives purpose to a piece.

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