By Susan Gallacher-Turner Brenda has been on both sides of Portland Open Studios Tour. First, she was a visitor on the tour, watching artists’ demonstrations in their studios. Now, she’s teaching other artists on the tour how to demonstrate their work to tour visitors. Below, Brenda doing her “how to demo demo” during a workshop. […]
By Morgan Madison Below, Green Apple on Yellow, oil on wood box by Suzy Kitman. North Portland artist Suzy Kitman has a New York flair and speaks candidly about her passion and process. In order to be successful, she says: “You have to find the medium that engages your brain and your heart.” Through a […]
By Susan Gallacher-Turner Below, Nanette Davis working on a basket; on the wall is a sculpture by Nanette. When Nanette was a young girl, she loved making things from unusual materials. At her granny’s, she used crayons on old matchbook covers to create mini scratchboard pictures. At home, she stitched doll clothes with green thread […]
Listen to a podcast of the interview with Portland Open Studios artist Brenda Boylan at Mike Turner’s Infopod website. Brenda is a pastel artist and has participated in Portland Open Studios for many years. Read her blog on pastel work at Dusty Fingers. Below, Lopez Evening, by Brenda Boylan.
By Susan Gallacher-Turner Jan’s interest in art started in her childhood at the family dinner table where ethnic dishes were served up with side discussions of the culture, textiles and art from around the world. She remembers delicious curry dishes, her mother’s beautiful sari, and a home filled with exotic smells, artifacts and furniture. These […]