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An Introduction of our members to our island community. Please “like” us and “share” with all your Facebook friends.
Bruce Wilson

It’s a scenario you’ve heard before. When Bruce retired (from a career in Marketing) he rolled up his sleeves and got down to the fun stuff. In his case it’s encaustic painting. Listening to him describe this art form you can tell how much he enjoys the process. It sounds like a very sophisticated form of finger painting – and who wouldn’t enjoy that?! His goal is to paint simply enough so that people must use their imagination. Most of his pieces have an abstract or surrealistic feel.
Bruce is a member of the Pasadena Society of Artists, California Art Club, and MAFA. He work has been shown at The One Show (New York Museum of Modern Art) and the American Artist Magazine Show. He has lived on Orcas for about 6 years and been a member of the Artworks for 4 years. Inside his beautiful studio near Eastsound with loud music playing he mixes, melts and paints like a mad but very happy scientist.

http://orcasartworks.com/artists/bruce-wilson/
http://brucewilsonpaint.com/BruceWilsonPaint.com/home.html

 

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  An Introduction of our members to our island community. Please “like” us and “share” with all your Facebook friends. Magdalena Verhasselt There is much to be said about European craftsmanship. Magdalena’s work is a fine example of that tradition with her skilled approach to everything she does. What she does for us is knitting….

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  An Introduction of our members to our island community. Please “like” us and “share” with all your   Facebook friends. Rob Thornber   Oddly, it all started with the wood pile. Cutting up blown down trees and limbs and stacking for winter fires was a regular chore when Rob was Head of Maintenance at Four…

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An Introduction of our members to our island community. Please “like” us and “share” with all your Facebook friends.   Susie Shipman Susie is a leather artist perhaps best known for her striking hand bound sketchbooks, but also sells one-of-a-kind leather handbags and cuffs as our gallery. As is so often the case with artists,…

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An Introduction of our members to our island community. Please “like” us and “share” with all your Facebook friends. Sue Roland Sue makes delicate, elegant jewelry mostly using semi precious gemstones and pearls as the stars and a supporting cast of 14 karat gold-fill or sterling silver. She admits to having a weakness for colorful…

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An Introduction of our members to our island community. Please “like” us and “share” with all your Facebook friends.   April Pollock April makes delightful vases and lanterns using glass gleaned largely from our local dump (oh when will our Exchange open again?) and filigreed with steel wire and various found objects. The lights are…

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An Introduction of our members to our island community. Please “like” us and “share” with all your Facebook friends. Marilee Holm Marilee creates abstract paintings using the centuries old encaustic technique. This involves melting dammar resin crystals in bees wax and adding dry pigments. She applies the hot wax to birch plywood, and finishes the…

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An Introduction of our members to our island community. Please “like” us and “share” with all your Facebook friends. Holly Larson Holly creates mostly small paintings, bookmarks, and some larger paintings, primarily using watercolor or alcohol inks. She finds a lot of her inspiration in island scenes, particularly the water, and you’ll find many shades…

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An Introduction of our members to our island community. Please “like” us and “share” with all your Facebook friends. Maggie Kaplan Calling Maggie a quilter only hints at what she creates. Yes, there are quilts, and wall hangings in vibrant blocks of color but there is plenty more coming out of her studio. If it…

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An Introduction of our members to our island community. Please “like” us and “share” with all your Facebook friends. Ann Jones It’s clear that Ann is passionate about color! The deep, vibrant tones of her pastels will command your eye as you wander through our gallery. She starts her pieces with an underpainting on a…