Ashland Gallery Guide 35
A R T I S T M E M B E R S
My artist’s hand is the most important tool I have. It directs my brush
and blends my charcoal. It creates and brings my internal world into
view for others to experience. Intuitively working from one mark
to another, I create shapes and spaces that writhe into and out of one
another. I enjoy using bright colors, simple shapes, and repeating marks
to offer a unique emotional or cognitive connection with each work.
Creating art is the most pleasurable sensation I have ever had the
fortune to experience. While painting, my artistic “moments” always
lead me unconsciously into another more enlightening picture. That
is what excites me—colors that I thought I had seen moments before,
are magically changed and my “vision” is suddenly alive. Because of
this, I make abrupt, abstract strokes of color, line and texture to quickly
capture concrete images.
Hanson Howard Gallery
I am intersted in the abstract potential of everyday scenes, with a focus
on people. There is often some ambiguity in my work. Solo shows have
included the Governor’s Office in Salem, College Of Marin, California,
Rogue Gallery and Art Center, the Rogue Valley Manor in Medford,
and Hanson Howard Gallery.
David William Terry
Award-winning portrait artist David William Terry carries on the grand
tradition of creating masterful portraits of business-people and families.
For over 35 years, Terry has poured his heart and soul onto the canvas,
and today his work hangs in numerous public and private collections.
David maintains his studio in Jacksonville.
Debra Van Poolen
Watercolor, Oil, and Acrylic
Debra’s paintings celebrate the beauty, diversity, and
interconnectedness of the natural world. During the summer, Debra
creates en plein air landscape studies in wilderness areas. In cooler
seasons, she creates 4’ X 8’ scientific illustrations for educational
art posters featuring the Klamath-Siskiyou region. Having taught 100’s
of students how to draw, Deb enjoys teaching realistic drawing to
youth and adults at the Ashland Art Center.
Penny Yost has worked in a variety of traditional and digital media
including acrylic, watercolor, photography, digital illustration and
multimedia. Her subjects often stem from nature, her life experiences
or topics she is currently studying. Penny sees drawing as an invitation
to pause, focus, and be present. Whether creating a whimsical drawing
or deeply layered digital illustration, she loves experimenting and
being immersed in the process to see what emerges.