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About the Artist

I have MS degrees in education and recreation therapy, but art and the outdoors are my passions.  I have always enjoyed art and have dabbled in various media over the years:  drawing, colored pencil, watercolor, pottery, Sumi-e, and most recently collage.

I am intrigued by the way the patterns of the papers blend together to create a watercolor effect.  Often I am surprised at the way a paper actually behaves.  The textures and brilliant colors found in the various papers lend themselves to the creation of super-realistic landscapes.  Some of the papers “talk” to me; I see a tree trunk, fall foliage, mountains, sand dunes, a field of flowers, sky or water in the qualities of a sheet of paper.  Sometimes the reverse side of a paper provides an entirely different effect.

The inspiration for my work comes from my love of nature that I enjoy while I’m hiking and backpacking here in Washington and all over the world.

Linda White

hiker1949@hotmail.com

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An excerpt from Erik Andrew’s website regarding his work (www.erikandrew.com):

[Andrew’s] dedication to his own vision has yielded a significant body of visual art. The people and even the objects that populate Andrew’s paintings and drawings convey with remarkable skill both the humor and the absurdity of the human condition. Figures are exaggerated, bodies and expressions are distorted in ways that manage to simultaneously disturb and amuse; the effect is bizarre, funny and sometimes frightening. Andrew challenges and rewards the viewer, inviting one into the unsettling psychological landscapes in which he often finds his subjects.

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