A delightful montage of textured abstract design

Karen Lewis recently interviewed PDXOS artist #1, Ruth Armitage in her studio.  Here is what she found: Entering Ruth Armitage’s spacious upstairs studio, you are instantly struck by the abstract work on the walls. Ruth works in a wide variety of painting media: oil and cold wax, watercolor, acrylic.. and all of them exhibit a […]

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Psychological soup

Sara Swink’s studio is every clay artist’s dream: a spacious room with plenty of table space, and organized areas for drying, glazing and kiln.  There she creates her one-of-a-kind clay figures. Little people and humanized animals decorate the wall shelves, looking down on her workspace.  Sara avoids happy faces, focusing on more ambiguous and mixed […]

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Interview of Carrie Moore, an artist of many mediums

Carrie Moore is an artist of many talents.  While at her studio, you will see pastel paintings, leather embossing, metalwork, linocut printmaking, even leather projects in the works.  Carrie doesn’t like to stick to just one medium.  “My brain is all over the place,” she says.  But all her works do have common elements.  “They […]

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Interview of Christopher Mooney, Oil Painter

Christopher Mooney is an oil painter, best known for his large, graphic paintings of bridges. He studied in New York at Parsons School of Design, then came to Oregon in the late 80’s in search of bridges and urban landmarks. Recently, he’s been painting in his workers series, a group of large pieces to commemorate […]

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