For the Birds: Jhenna Quinn Lewis, Claire Duncan & Barbara Orsow – original paintings and photographs

Claire Duncan, Black Birds, Dark Interlude

Claire Duncan, Black Birds, Dark Interlude

In For the Birds three artists, painters, Jhenna Quinn Lewis and Claire Duncan and photographer, Barbara Orsow interpret birds as their subject matter with unique approaches exploring how birds can fascinate us, enchant us, connect us to the natural world, remind us of our responsibility to the environment, and call us to action.

Join us for an artists’ reception on Ashland’s First Friday Artwalk, May 6th, 5 -8 p.m.Exhibition runs April 22nd – May 31st.

10% of art sales will benefit the Klamath Bird Observatory during the 2016 Mountain Bird Festival, May 20- 22.

Jenna Quinn Lewis, Blue winged warbler and bamboo

Jenna Quinn Lewis, Blue Winged Warbler and Bamboo

Jhenna Quinn Lewis brings life to canvas with oil paint, exquisitely articulating small birds in juxtaposition with unexpected objects and backgrounds.  In this show, Jhenna combines Asian influences with some of her favorite birds.  Barbara Orsow’s fascination with birds in nature led her to use her camera to capture the mystery of their movement and her delight in the beauty of their details.  Claire Duncan paints the power and grace of large birds in acrylic.  Her paintings have a contemporary feel and attempt to deal with her own underlying artistic ideas: light and dark, the nature of color, the relationship of the artist to the world.

Barbara Orsow

Barbara Orson, Calm