Introducing Artist No. 96, Rachel Austin

Rachel Austin has always enjoyed making things – art, crafts, furniture, food. “Painting started as a side hobby for me and grew until it became my focus. I think I have a good understanding of materials and what I can do with them – that helps me figure out the best ways to turn my […]

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Introducing Artist No. 53 – Elise Wagner

When Elise Wagner, PDXOS artist No. 53, was 15, she aspired to be a ballerina.  But then life got in the way.  She was involved in a near fatal drunk driving accident in 1982.  She spent her recovery drawing and, on her return to high school,

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Introducing Artist No. 37 – Quire

Leah Hugon, artistically known as Quire, is Artist No. 37. She has been creating art since she was a small child. “As an adult I tried and failed at a lot of different professions until I settled on the pure fact that art is the thing I do because an artist is what I am. […]

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Introducing Artist No. 97 – Joanne Mehl

Joanne Mehl, PDXOS artist No. 97, has been a professional Portraitist and figure painter since the mid 1980’s. She says “I never get tired of creating a sublime depiction of personality and physical form. Nothing is more challenging, entrancing or satisfying to me. If I wasn’t naturally curious about people, I probably wouldn’t be so […]

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Introducing Artist No. 10 – Chas Martin

Chas Martin, PDXOS Artist No. 10, is not an artist to be pigeonholed in one medium or another.  When I asked him what he had in store for his visitors this fall during the PDXOS Tour, he replied “Visitors will see the evolution of a story in progress. Visiting my studio is like hanging out backstage at […]

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