Featured and Spotlight Artists
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Selected Works by our January Featured & Spotlight Artists
Parklane Gallery’s 30th year begins with a Featured Artist, a Group Show and a Spotlight Artist. January 4-31.
Aziza Saliev presents In Her World, a solo exhibition of oil paintings featuring bright colors that become more vibrant in the light; showcasing her iconic disproportionate body forms. Saliev’s work is influenced by Iranian, Russian, Turkish and Uzbek cultures and by works from Klimt, Monet and Van Gogh resulting in traditional flowery designs and stroke-like patterns that exemplify her artwork.
FEATURED GROUP SHOW:
Essence of Color: Parklane Gallery rings in the new year with an exciting group exhibition presented by three of their member artists. Northwest Watercolor Society Signature Member Joan Frey presents real and imagined watercolor landscapes. Forrest Goldade presents impressionistic mountains and animals in quick strokes of color. Omar Torres-Rivera presents his stylistic acrylic paintings that are an exploration of both texture and form.
Kimberly Leo is a mixed-media artist from New Orleans. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from LSU. Kimberly has lived in the Pacific Northwest for over 20 years and works out of her studio in the Lake City neighborhood of Seattle.
My work is inspired by natural shapes, crystals, the moon, and the cycle of life. Grief was the catalyst that sent me on the soul journey with resin, crystals, and minerals. My earlier oil paintings were mostly abstract landscapes. I have always been inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe. I love to use clean hues and paint natural shapes that seem to flow.
I was going through a pivotal time in my life when my niece introduced me to resin medium. I was so intrigued by this honey-like medium that cures as slick as glass. I decided to lean in and redirect my sorrow to diving deep into mastering a new medium. I continue to learn something new with each piece. The process of working with resin is cathartic for me. It feels like everlasting hope, meditation, and enduring love.
I feel we are constantly living in moments of loving, hoping, grieving, longing, adjusting, and growing. I want to make art that makes you feel good even if it is just for a moment because the present moment is where we live.