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New artists showing in July

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In July we will be showing 2 popular painters, JM Brodrick and Sally O’Neill. Both from Oregon, each of these talented artists will show paintings in a variety of subject matter.

About JM Brodrick
The Viewer-Broderick-14x32-acrylicJM Brodrick studied painting and classical music in her youth and received her first scholarship at the age of thirteen. Her Grandmother who was a professional artist in Helsinki, Finland, guided her love of the arts. She grew up in a working artist environment. “My Grandmother helped me connect with other artists and shaped me at an early age to express myself with painting” says Brodrick. In 1977 she moved  to Fairbanks, AK where the rugged lifestyle and freedom of the open country inspired her to further develop her artistic talents. Brodrick now lives in Oregon.

Brodrick’s paintings are in numerous collections in the United States, Europe and Japan including: Atlantic Richfield Corporation, the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Washington D.C., the State of Alaska  and The Nation Center for Global National Health and Medicine  Hospital, Tokyo. Shown here: The Viewer

About Sally O’Neill
A native of Southern California, Sally O’Neill has lived in the foothills of the Northern Oregon Cascade Mountains since 1991. As a child, she enjoyed painting and drawing in addition to music studies. She majored in music in college and is an accomplished pianist. Sally worked in the medium of watercolor for a period of time in the 1980’s. In 1998, Sally went back to painting seriously working solely in oils.

O'Neill-Sunshine and Daisies-8x10-Oil“As soon as I started painting with oils I knew I had found the perfect medium to express my artistic vision. As an admirer of the impressionists, I am obsessed with light, color and atmosphere. Through the layering of colors and texture I’m trying to achieve the effects of light at different times of the day. Overall, I want my paintings to bring the viewer into a world they would love to be in, that of beauty and sun drenched days.”

O’Neill’s plein air and studio paintings reflect her enthusiasm for life and an appreciation for her subject matter. O’Neill has been the recipient of numerous awards. Her work can be seen in a number of private as well as corporate collections. She also teaches group workshops in addition to private art students. Shown here: Sunshine and Daisies

Check back next week for more details on our First Friday lineup.

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April First Friday

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For the month of April we are pleased to feature work by Mike Rangner, Cynthia Feustel and Phillip Smith, plus the music of Jairus Minsky and wines by Phelp’s Creek! Mike Rangner and Phil Smith will both be present for First Friday. Be sure to meet these fine, fine artists.

RangnerOregon native, Mike Rangner enjoyed a successful career as a professional illustrator in the Portland area for more than 20 years. His professional portfolio includes a diverse client list including Avia, Standard Insurance, Nike, and the Oregon Zoo. He illustrated the children’s book “The Seed and The Giant Saguaro” which was recognized by then Arizona’s Governor, Janet Napolitano. Mike currently lives in the Willamette Valley which has allowed him to pursue his love of plein air and studio painting by capturing the vast and diverse Oregon landscape. Mike’s image shown here is titled “Jetty Light”.Walks with the Morning Dew - Copy

Cynthia Feustel’s figurative work is realistic and true to life, capturing personality and emotion with her use of color and fine brush work. Cynthia has received national acclaim for her portraits and recent recognition in SW Art Magazine. Shown here is “Walks With Morning Dew”.

We are also featuring Phillip Smith’s photorealistic landscape work and PSmith_Mid-cycle-Sundownhave welcomed him back as a regularly exhibited artist. Phil’s work has been hailed as some of the best to come out of Oregon and we are so glad to have him back! Featured here is one of the smaller Mt. Hood pieces currently on display, “Mid-cycle Sundown.”

We have had two great Sculpture 101 classes so far. Our students from the most recent class will be displaying their finished sculptures on First Friday and available to share their inspirations and awesome work. While you’re there, be sure to ask about our upcoming Classical Portrait Sculpture classes or visit Firebird Bronze for more info.

whimsyIf you love artisan jewelry, Katie Hovis of Whimsy will be here to show her beautiful line of unique silver and gemstone jewelry. This lovely Keshi pearl necklace is now available along with matching earrings and other fantastic Whimsy treasures.

Local guitarist and rock vocalist, Jairus Minsky, will entertain from 6-9pm and Phelps Creek Vineyards will offer free wine tasting.

Mt. Hood Community College Foundation representatives will host a Mt. Hoodtable at the gallery during Art Walk, from where they will sell raffle tickets toward winning a new car! Winners will be announced at the MHCC Power of the Dream Auction and Dinner on May 4th, 2013, to be held at the Jantzen Beach Red Lion. For more information about the event and about the raffle, please click here.

Caswell Gallery & Studio
253 & 255 E. Columbia River Highway
503.492.2473
http://www.RipCaswell.com