|Evening View of the Blue Whole Gallery|
Transformation & Adventure
As the month of October ushers in "Indian Summer", the Olympic Peninsula reveals brilliant fall colors and cool evenings. Along with this special time the Blue Whole Gallery is showcasing two of it's member artists, Terianne Stratton and Robert "Bud" Bowling, and each has a different approach to reveal their artistic skills. Terianne is currently working in the medium of Encaustic - or hot wax painting while Robert Bowling uses natural & found materials in assemblages. Their skill transforms as well as creates adventures in art & will be featured on the First Friday of October 3 and throughout the month at the Blue Whole Gallery in Sequim, Washington.
|"Coral Bloom"- Water Series (Encaustic)|
Terianne Stratton currently lives and works in Sequim, Washington and has a fine arts background in printmaking, painting and photography. She often combines these latter elements with encaustic - or hot wax painting. Encaustic is an ancient art technique using molten beeswax and damar varnish, sometimes with colored pigments added. The "paint" is applied with brushes and fused with heating tools. All of these elements are an important part of her artistic approach.
When working on a new project Terianne let's intuition and the creative process determine the direction of the work. She is greatly influenced by elements & forms found in nature. This can be seen in the works shown here, which are a part of her Five Elements Series.
|"Transformation" (Encaustic mixed media)|
Terianne often uses various elements found in her studio among her collection of prints, odd pieces of old texts, stencils, and other ephemera. She enjoys incorporating graphic elements, letters, words or numbers - as symbols that can suggest content and possibly a hidden story. Her aim is to illustrate the vocabulary of abstraction that can be found in anything when broken down or simplified. This form of expression can be thought of as a narrative transformed by what the artist sees and experiences. The following examples follow that theme.
|"Two Letter Words R2"|
|"Two Letter Words PQ"|
For Terianne Stratton "Art is an expression of personal experience and how that experience has settled and imprinted itself upon the spirit of the artist". Share in her quest, join this adventure in art by Terianne and visit the Blue Whole Gallery on October 3, from 5 to 8pm where she and her works will be featured.
Robert "Bud" Bowling
Robert "Bud" Bowling is a self-taught, mixed media artist living in Sequim, Washington. His approach to art is an adventure involving assembling together natural and man-made objects found on the Olympic Peninsula. He incorporates these relics left behind in time and places them into artistic assemblages. He strives to show how these objects are related to each other and combines them with various materials and mediums, transforming them into creative works of art.
|"Doorway to Adventure"|
Each piece is a challenge to put together effectively but it is also for Robert Bowling a chance to take the viewer into a world of natural & found elements relating a story of what is left behind. He finds satisfaction taking a singular concept and seeing it transformed into a completed work.
Enter the assembled worlds of Robert "Bud" Bowling, whose creative eye has seen how found objects can relate to each other revealing a visual story. You will experience an approach to art that incorporates a transformation and an adventure into the unexpected.
Visit the Blue Whole Gallery and view the art work of both Terianne Stratton and Robert "Bud" Bowling on the First Friday of October 3 from 5 to 8 pm. Enjoy their approach to art and talk with the artist themselves.
Both artists welcome your contact.
Terianne Stratton: at www.teriannestratton.com
or Phone 1-786-201-8186
Robert "Bud" Bowling: at 1-360-6812-7344