“Splash” Intuitive Abstract Expressionism in Watercolor by Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass and an social media photo contest Art & Soul Gallery proudly presents our September 2021 featured exhibit, “Splash” by Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass. Water has a mind of its own. And so does Lynda. Don’t miss the temporary “Splash” on our wall. This exhibit will include a temporary painting applied directly to the featured artist’s wall on the Sunday before first Friday. The temporary splash will be painted over at the end of the month, so come in and take a selfie with it. Stop by and ask about our photo contest! Spetember 3, First Friday, Let’s all be safe!!! Lynda will answer questions about her work from 5 -8 pm. Limit of 6 visitors in the gallery at a time. Please make a 30 minute appointment to see these magnificent paintings in person. The exhibit will remain on display from August 31 – September 26. If you can’t visit us in person, visit us online at: https://artandsoulgallery.com/ Or on our YouTube channel: Watch “Splash” on YouTube Current hours: Sun, Tues & Weds: 12 – 4, Thurs. Fri. & Sat. 10 – […]
Annual High School Student Exhibition The March 2020 Exhibit features the work of three High School students: Jessica Hitchcock, Gail Schmidt and Avery Sayre. Jessica Hitchcock: As a student, I am constantly working towards a higher level of art production. I find value in pieces which demonstrate my improvement or mastery of a specific subject in art. I typically choose my subjects based on an emotional or intellectual stirring I get from it and how it can help me improve. My goal as a painter is to convey and accentuate the feeling I get from a subject to the viewer. I began drawing and painting when I was young and gradually moved towards it being a budding profession since early middle school when I began digital art. My digital process fluctuates but generally follows the order of choosing a subject or a few and blocking in about 3 rough sketches, then choosing or compiling the best parts. Next, I block out the values with broad shapes and slowly work with a smaller and smaller brush as I refine it, keeping each refinement on its own photoshop layer for this stage. […]
Sunday, March 31st 5:30 pm (45 min.) Art & Soul Gallery, 247 E. Main St. Wine and Cheese while you mingle and meet after the lecture Kevin Yell is a semi-retired teacher and minister, as well as a multi-media artist, with a background in theatre, dance, writing and design – and mathematics! Originally from the UK, he now lives in Portland, Oregon, where, among other things, he is an occasional spiritual director and popular guest preacher and workshop leader in things spiritual and /or artistic. He is currently the President of the Clackamas County Arts Alliance, and on the Board for New Century Players, theatre company. Kevin believes that the urge to create – whether art, cooking, gardens, or as a true teacher etc., – is a uniquely human activity: We are the only part of creation that continually uses external symbols to communicate. These “communications” often speak to our “Spirit” and our sense of “Spirituality.” They can also be seen as ways in which we mimic the fundamental nature of the Divine as understood in the Judeo/Christian story of Genesis. This Presentation will explore the two sides of the […]
Art & Soul Gallery presents an exhibit of Landscape paintings by Gallery Artists. Participating artists: Carla Palmese, Dana Feagin, Christina Madden, Judy Richardson, Linda Boutacoff, Willo Balfrey. Steve Bennett, Sue Bennett, and Randye Jensen.
For Katharine Gracey, art is about life, dreams and telling stories about places and people that are there-and not there. Her observations and experiences translate beautifully into whimsical vignettes.
I enjoy using color as a unique and playful way of expressing a subject or abstract painting. My hope is to draw the viewer into seeing everyday subjects in a new and exciting way. Working with color against shadow, light and design is always a challenge and one I hope you will enjoy sharing with me.
Barbara Eshoo is an established regional artist who is a sweepstakes and award-winning member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon and the Coachella Valley Watercolor Society, California. She has exhibited widely, including solo shows at Hanson Howard Gallery, Ashland, Oregon, Lawrence Gallery, Sheridan, Oregon, and Rogue Gallery, Medford, Oregon. Her work can be found in corporate, public and private collections in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Her images have appeared on covers of numerous publications and have twice been chosen for the annual “Taste of Ashland” poster. Many paintings are now reproduced in limited-edition giclee prints and fine art cards. Please join us at Art and Soul for wine and snacks. Music will be provided by Craig and Beth Martin.
< This show represents a gathering of images that illustrate my passion for emotional expression through color. My images evolve from a desire to experiment with color while allowing the layers to develop freely on their own with no previous background drawings being used. I wish to share my journey with the hope that you enjoy as much as I enjoyed creating it. Music by Douglas Ross on the Dulcimer. Refreshments served First Friday August 2, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
“The opportunity to draw from the live model is one of Ashland’s special offerings to the visual artist. In my case, I began making the leaf papers about 8 years ago. It took moving to Ashland in 2009 to inspire me to draw on those papers in artist-run sessions featuring the nude model. It was a Eureka! moment. There is something ineffable about the congruence of drawn nude with leaf paper in the way it expresses our humanity as part of Nature. Paintings here that do not include a figure are made on thick art papers that will take a lot of paint. My intention is to evoke landscape from close up. Rhythmic patterns assail the eye in dense forests of leaves: hence, Metaphorests.
“Landscape Paintings” by Ina Prosser “Having been raised on the Oregon Coast as a child, I’ve been painting its many beautiful landmarks off and on for many years. The last few years I’ve been drawn to painting scenes from my past. I see a beauty and softness in the remains of old buildings, wharves, boats, and aging forests. Who among us doesn’t love the ocean, rocks, and sandy beaches. These are the things that inspire me. Enjoy!” Music by Douglas Ross on the Dulcimer. Refreshments served First Friday June 7th, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
These paintings by Judy Bjorlie show her recent work with color theory as taught by Stephen Quiller. Each painting was approached with a different mix of color choices and/or color theory including mixing those gorgeous grayed tones in between complimentary colors. Represented in this work are: Complimentary Relationships, Analogous Color, Color Families, Double Analogous Color Relationships and Triad Color relationships. Judy is one of the six owners/directors of Art & Soul Gallery. Music by the Cantabile Quartet who will be playing single movements by Beethoven, Mozart, Borodin, Shostakovich, Wolf and Gershwin. Judy Bjorlie is a member of the quartet playing the cello.
Paintings by Dodie Hamilton-Brandon “Since coming to the Rogue Valley thirty years ago I have been pursuing my art career as a painter and teacher of watercolors. I have become known especially for my florals, but recently I have been venturing into the area of non-objective subject matter using collage and acrylic media. During this month of April, as featured artist, I am showing both areas with the theme “Dodie Welcomes Spring”, which not only expresses my joy at the coming of spring after our dark, cold winter days but also my love of color.” Happy Birthday to Dodie as she celebrates her 93rd birthday this month! Dodie is an inspiration to all of us!In 1998, she was one of the founding owners/partners of Art & Soul Gallery and served with the other owners as Executive director for eleven years.Thank you, Dodie! Dulcimer Music by Douglas Ross.
“My paintings represent my journey in chasing my “muse.” I sometimes think, “Ah ha, now I have her.” Then later she taunts me to find her again. It is a constant search to find her in each painting or when working dyeing silk. Actually, dyeing silk was the beginning of my journey. Later I tried watercolor and finally acrylic became my favored medium. I now frequently find that the two mediums work well with each other in my pursuit of the muse.” Dulcimer Music by Douglas Ross.
An invitation went out to all the artists at Art & Soul Gallery to create miniature paintings for the featured wall. Small paintings are easy to hang in various places of interest in ones home or given as a special gift to that special person. Enjoy the diversity of styles from abstracts to realistic to impressionistic; and from mediums from oils to pastels to acrylics to watercolor to mixed media. All Art, Great and Small created by Art & Soul Gallery Artists! Dulcimer Music by Douglas Ross.
This show represents 15 years of gratefully painting on location in France. Standing at an easel in Rodin’s Sculpture Garden in Paris was a moving and challenging experience: In front of me was the sculpture of The Burghers of Calais. People watched to see it interpreted in watercolor. In countless locations, I’ve loved painting peaceful scenes of beauty and charm: villages, mills and landscapes. Seeking out countryside subjects that speak to my heart has become a passion. I am full of awe and appreciation for the influence of the French impressionists in my own love of art. Painting gear for watercolor is easy to carry, a necessity because the trips include planes, trains, busses, cars and miles of walking. I’ll soon return to a favorite farm near Bergerac; then leave there to explore a new area hoping to capture more antiquity of this country. Dulcimer Music by Douglas Ross.
Oil and Pastel Paintings by Judy Richardson.”Beauty is something that can be experienced no matter where we are or what we are doing. The light shining through a leaf, the steam rolling off of your cup of coffee, the glint of the sun on a child’s hair can all be things of beauty. As an artist I am always looking for moments of beauty. When I look with my “artist eyes”, I see the world differently. I see shapes of color and light that work together to make form. My pleasurable task then becomes interpreting these moments for the viewer.” “The works in this show are a collection of images from our travels, blossoms from our yard and people we have encountered in our journey through life. My wish is for you enjoy viewing them as much as I have enjoyed their creation.” Dulcimer Music by Douglas Ross.
I have always been attracted to the beauty of the outdoors which has led me on this artistic journey. Thirty years ago, when I began painting, my specialty was wildlife but I soon realized I needed to place the wildlife in their natural habitat. This led to the appreciation and study of landscapes and I have not looked back. The joy of creating a landscape painting that invites the viewer to walk in, linger awhile, and maybe stay � is my personal goal. En Plein air (on location), has helped me to express what I see and how I feel about the beauty that surrounds me. I paint on location as much as possible and bring those studies back to the studio to create larger pieces either in pastel or oil. I want to viewer to feel the mood, light, and pleasure of the piece. Dulcimer Music by Douglas Ross.
April’s Featured artists are the six owners of Art and Soul Gallery: Linda Boutacoff, Charlotte Peterson, Judy Bjorlie, Betty Barss, Judy Richardson, and Joan Whitsett. Each artist has their own style, they own media, their own passion and their own job description in the making of Art & Soul Gallery one of the most popular galleries in our valley for the past 13 years. It is our hope that, in viewing this exhibition, all will enjoy the different strokes. Music by Douglas Ross on the Dulcimer.
Pen and Ink drawings by Gorgeous Gwen “Greetings and welcome to Gorgeous Gwen’s world of Pen and Ink.Within every inch of our earth I find many worlds, textures and abundant life.It is my delight to portray the lyrical and magical details of our earth in Pen and Ink.I pencil sketch my compositions directly onto watercolor paper.I love how the pen connects with the pits and dimples of the textured paper.I use up at least one pen per drawing, laying down thousands of strokes and seemingly miles of ink.” Gorgeous Gwen injects warmth and humor into her detailed natural world inspired Pen and Ink drawings. She has traveled extensively to show her work at some of the nation’s highest rated fine art shows and her drawings are in private collections all over the world. Music by Douglas Ross, Dulcimer
An all artists show of red paintings. Each of the 30 artists was asked to paint primarily with red as the dominant pigment. Symbolism of the color red: Red is the color of fire and blood. Hebrew words for blood and red have the same origin: “dm” means red and “dom” means blood. Blood and fire have both positive and negative connotations: bloodshed, aggression, war, and hate are on one side, and love, warmth and compassion on the other side. In ancient Egypt, red was the color of life and of victory. During celebrations, Egyptians would paint their bodies with red ochre. The oldest pigment was probably red ochre, which was used in cave art. The ancient world had red madder lake, artificially-made red lead, and vermilion (natural mineral cinnabar). Artificially-made vermilion was the most prominent red pigment until the manufacture of cadmium red in 1907. Red is one of the subtractive primary colors. Red is light of the longest wavelengths discernible by the human eye. Enjoy the variety and brilliantly red show! Music by Douglas Ross, Dulcimer
Plein Air Oil Landscapes by Silvia Trujillo. New to the Art & Soul Gallery, Silvia is presenting fresh works that were painted on location throughout Southern Oregon throughout the year; Emigrant Lake, Billings Pond, Ashland Hills, Mountain Lakes, Mt. McLoughlin and Lithia Park are all among some of the represented scenery. Trujillo is known for her California and Oregon impressionist oil paintings which reflect her mastery of capturing the color and atmosphere of these regions.
The prints made by fallen leaves on the sidewalk after a rainstorm inspired me to use leaves in paintings on Mulberry paper. One fine day, I brought one of my tempera paintings to an artist-run figure drawing session and drew the model on it. It was a ‘Eureka!’ moment. The drawing expressed something poetic about us and the congruences between our human selves and Nature. The visual congruences allude to deeper ones. The joining of arm to shoulder and of leaf vein to stem are similar. Nature makes a joint that moves, has nuance and pulsates with energy. Like the leaves on a tree, our aliveness is replete with water, air, and heat. Our blood runs along branching pipelines. Our feelings come from our gut. Thought itself moves through dendrites and across synapses. In the same way, sap makes its way through a tree. Some of our deepest imaginings come from the visual poetry of Nature seen again in Art. Why is it we separate our human selves from Nature? Like these nudes we are intimately wound up in Nature in the way we are built, the way we feel, […]
In my paintings I try to combine the realities of different places traveled with the color and mood experienced. From mountains to valleys, to woods, to farms, to ocean, to the people along the way, with the infinite color changes experienced as day progresses into night and with the textures of the ever changing land. Whether from nature or the reconstruction of a scene through notes and memory, I like to create a range of different subjects and approaches in my paintings that are both varied yet speak to each other. I endeavor to portray a sense of drama and mood, a frozen moment of enduring love and abiding respect for land, sea and nature. Music by Douglas Ross on the Dulcimer.