Showcase Artist of the Month, at the Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water Street, in Port Townsend, WA will feature a selection of paintings of Port Townsend resident Margaret Woodcock.
Wednesday evening May 10th, from 7-8:30pm, Margaret Woodcock, will talk about her work, "Multiple Expressions"
"I see my art as an elaborate dialogue between a myriad of elements, not just a
landscape or still life scene. I work with natural imagery, primarily flower/plant, tree, bird and water forms. In my work I use a variety of sources for imagery and subject matter: real objects, photos I have taken on trips, garden views, sketches, old book illustrations, etc. I also use a variety of media, e.g. collage, photo etching, transfer, pastel, charcoal, acrylic, oil and cold wax medium. These diverse stimuli and the intermixing of materials allow me to explore and discover ideas, feelings and relationships. I am attempting to balance the abstract and the specificity of forms, exploring more the essence, energy, layering, relatedness and co-mingling that occurs in the natural world physically and psychologically. As I engage and explore on hikes or trips, I take in the hard/soft, moist/dry, thin/thick and bright/dull qualities of branches, stems, leaves, buds, petals, wildlife, dew and air. These along with text, botanical drawings, maps and diagrams fuel the development of each image. The end form may be a painting, a collage or a print."
"I encourage close encounters to see and sense the material used, the juxtaposition of imagery and the often transparent layers of information and marks whether it is a painting, a collage or an etching."
Retiring after 25 years of teaching studio art to community college students in Northern California, Margaret Woodcock moved to Port Townsend, WA to absorb and find inspiration in the inherent lushness and drama of its waters and mountains. She received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from San Francisco Art Institute and has exhibited extensively in both academic and commercial venues primarily in the West.
The show runs from May 4th through May 31st.
Opening Reception and Art Walk Saturday, May 6th, from 5:30-8pm
Exhibit hours are Thursday - Monday, 11:30am-5:30pm, Tuesday - Wednesday, Noon-5pm
For more information visit www.northwindarts.org/news/artists-showcase/