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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Introducing Artist No. 3 – Ann Munson

Visual Complexity. Compositional Clarity. Four words which drive PDXOS artist Ann Munson’s artistic pursuit. She says she is “oriented to clarity of composition, clean straightforward shapes and accurate placement. I am smitten with deep, lustrous, layered color. I strive for a push/pull of flat hand-made textures and the depth of rich, layered color. I have […]

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Introducing Artist No. 61 – Hilary Pfeifer

Hilary Pfeifer, Portland Open Studios Artist No. 61, has been a full-time artist for over 25 years. Her living comes from a variety of arenas, including a studio practice of sculptures and mobiles, a more commercial production line of wood animals, holiday figures, and wedding cake toppers, and many public art pieces in the Portland […]

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