In August the Port Townsend Gallery Presents JoAnn Raines & Anne Schneider
JoAnn Raines created art in a number of ways over the years, but felt there was a "watercolor painter within" that needed to be developed, so she began to study her favorite medium with local and regional teachers through classes and workshops. JoAnn utilizes an impressionistic style to reflect her subject matter which ranges from still-life renderings to people in everyday settings to favorite landscapes—local and beyond. When not sketching and painting "en plein air" (outdoors), JoAnn is rarely without a camera using it to collect reference photographs from which to paint in the studio. The abundance of beauty in the variety of landscapes and scenes where she lives and travels is what most inspires her.
Anne Schneider has found her own unique voice in art bringing a lively palette of acrylic paints and collage papers to the canvas. She employs whimsical qualities and dynamic movement as she tells a story in her art. However, her art always leaves room for the observer's interpretations. Anne creates many collage papers making monoprints, using acrylic paints with stencils, masks, lines, stamps and textures. Her work is a process of layering these and other papers with acrylic paints on canvas, or paper. Following the layering, a process of excavating through the layers and adding transparent layers begins. After many layers of paint and papers and use of colors, a balance and dimensionality merges in the work.
The Port Townsend Gallery at 715 Water Street is open from 10 to 6 Sunday through Thursday, and Friday and Saturday 10 am to 7 pm. Please join the artists for the Gallery Walk from 5:30 to 8 pm on Saturday, August 5th. For more Gallery information, phone (360) 379-8110 www.porttownsendgallery.com.