Jennifer Kapnek

Jennifer Kapnek – An urban artist I was born in New York City, and currently live in Portland, Oregon. Portland is a city with a genuine artistic presence and appreciation. I am constantly awed and inspired by the natural beauty in this State.   I have found a quiet poetry in painting images of trees…

Paul Rutz

Artist Statement:  I paint moving bodies with you—the moving viewer—in mind. My pictures invite you to dance a little, stepping close to see the brushwork, back to enjoy the illusion, then to the side to see what’s hidden in folds of plywood or the glint of gold against the wall. Paul X. Rutz is a…

Jane Terzis

I paint invented portraits. I generally start with several photographs, which I blend into a single figure. I distress the photos so that only a vague amount of information is available – shape, light, shadow. At a certain point I get rid of the photographic reference and I continue working until a new character is…

Liz Thoresen

“One of the things I most enjoy about creating is not being able to predict an outcome. My landscapes sometimes begin with a preconceived idea of what the end result “should” look like but I become the observer as the painting unfolds into its own interpretation. Other times, my abstracts unveil themselves unannounced. I allow color, texture,…

Gia Whitlock

Artist Bio I have literally been all over the place with my artwork for as long as I can remember. I’ve tried most things more than once, clay, photography, drawing, oil, computer art, plain old “dry” collage graphic design, encaustic, even painting while left-handed-basket weaving for optimal creativity.  Can you guess which one of those…

Sarah Lynne Hunter

I’ve been an artist for over 20 years and have a degree in Apparel Design and Fine Art from Seattle Pacific University. My current artistic passions include expressionistic oil painting and creating high-vibration jewelry. I love painting portraits and figures in particular, and aim to capture both the visual complexity of the physical subject in addition to…

Jen Smith

Wild horses, bison, feathers, skulls and ravens; These are just a small sampling of what inspires Jen’s work. Jen Smith grew up in the Bighorn Basin of northern Wyoming just 90 miles east of Yellowstone National Park. She draws inspiration from that heritage of living and being raised outside in the badlands, prairies and the Rocky…

Janet Antepara

My name is Janet Antepara and I’m an artist and art lover from Los Angeles, CA. I graduated from Otis College of Art & Design with a degree in Communication Arts. The design and illustration background I gained at Otis helped pave the way to a fun career in Toy Packaging, Corporate Design and Book…

Rob Curry

Robert Curry Artist, architect, environmental advocate Contemporary abstract painter Portland, Oregon Rob Curry was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He has been drawing since he can remember and enjoys that it is a fun way to engage and relate to others. His love of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture led him to the Arizona State…

Full Steam Ahead

For our Artist Spotlight series, I subject our rotation artists to a mini inquisition of sorts, and there is one question I always pose which never fails to provoke a passionate response; “What do you do when you make a mistake”. The answers I receive would create their own fascinating blog series, because, in the…