Lynne Armstrong talks about her work: “Inspired by the late paintings of Pierre Bonnard of interior scenes which defy logic and hold our attention purely for the beauty of their color and rhythm of shape, my Intimate Interiors Series may initiate more questions than answers. I have included figures, flowers, fruits, animals and birds in arrangements which seem to tell a story, and yet the narrative remains obscure. The poses of the figures, the presence of objects and of creatures seem random and capricious. I seem to be telling a story, but what is the story? You are asked to look, and look again and let the color and shape and rhythm of the painting justify itself. The subject of the picture is the picture itself."
Lynne has a strong academic background having completed a Masters Degree in Fine Arts in Painting at Cornell University and a Masters in Art History at Stanford. In addition, she studied for one year at the Academia di Belle Arte in Florence, Italy , before completing her PhD in Art History at Stanford. She has taught art in college, high school and elementary school.
Lynne works in the mediums of watercolor, acrylic and clay and can be found in many private collections in the US, Canada, Asia and Europe.
|"The Arrangement" by Lynne Armstrong|
|"TulipTablecloth" by Lynne Armstrong|
Carol Janda is a multi media artist working in watercolor, mixed media, clay and mono types. She is well known on the Olympic Peninsula and her work is in many a collection. Carol talks about her current work:
"My goal now is to express, exercise, teach and test my accumulated ideas and philosophy through the art I make in clay and painting which has been a driving force and pleasure in my life. I will be having 2 Watercolor Workshops this summer in Sequim - June 17 –18 and July 22-23 titled Working with the Elements and Principles of Design". Please visit my Blog Claythingsplus@blogspot.com and become a member. Google Carol Janda for websites which show my work and will link to Facebook Blue Whole, Sequim Arts and the Blog. I welcome interviews and look forward to seeing you on First Friday in May."
|"Retired" by Carol Janda|
|"Teaching Buddha" by Carol Janda|