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This artist is known for her large-scale grid paintings of patterned arcs that showcase the beauty of the order of geometric shapes as well as revel in fluidity and movement. Educated at the British art schools Central School of Art and Chelsea School of Art, she moved to New York City in 1969 before moving to the West Coast in 1972.
She is inspired by color and music. At the core of her aesthetic is form, color and movement. Her abstract works embrace a dialogue between formal abstraction and the imagery as extracted from observations of nature. She is fascinated by the tension between spontaneous and organic elements, as well as geometric ones The contrasting rigidity of the grid and the fluidity of the arcs are enhanced by sweeping washes of transparent paint that inspires meditation while bringing live lines to any space. Her bold compositions are created using acrylics, oils, and pencils on canvas.
This Artist’s unique style and distinct designs reflect the hand of a dedicated, passionate, and master craftsman. He is accredited for his glass blowing apprenticeships and experiences. He studied internationally and in the Czech Republic. He also studied under Sonja Blomdahl, taught glass blowing at the well-known Corning Museum of Glass in New York, and was an apprentice for Dale Chihuly at the prestigious Boat House in Seattle, Washington.
Every piece of glass is hand-blown from a unique crystal recipe. The glass is sculpted and manipulated using a variety of steel tools and cork paddles. He then sandblasts the surface of the glass with a very fine sand which gives it a soft satin finish.
DEBRA VAN TUINEN
This artist’s work breathes life through abstraction and light. Inspired by the landscapes of the great Northwestern United States, she strives to create a consciousness of the earth through her paintings. Her landscapes evoke a translucent emotion with the utilization of an encaustic medium; the wax layered pigments emanate bright light and pearlescent movement.
The process that she uses is both ancient and innovative. She embraces the techniques of Japanese sembyo style, described as painting without fear or hesitation. She prefers larger canvases in order to allow this spiritual freedom to roam uninhibited.
Her career has spanned 40+ years as a painter, printmaker, teacher and art advocate. Her vision and innovative use of materials has been recognized by private, corporate and public collections throughout the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe. She was invited to the Florence Biennale in 2004 and selected for Art in Embassy 2009-2011 and 2016.