Tami Figliola’s work makes you smile. Vibrant, full of energy, full of expression. You can feel her in each piece…like they are saying let me in, let me into your world. Tami has a new exhibition Let Me In at Morso beginning January 8 with a Meet the Artist Reception on Thursday January 15 from 6-8pm.
Tami studied at Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles evolving from metal arts into painting, predominately in acrylics and mixed media. She enjoys leading painting classes and fun painting parties at her studio in Gig Harbor. Working in this format is a way she satisfies her other passion, working with people to bring out the hidden artist in them.
Tami’s feeling on her art is “I begin most of my paintings by freely placing paint on canvas , then the image comes through with the color placement, therefore each piece is a true original and a surprise.” Come and enjoy Tami’s work with her new show Let Me In.
Visions of the Wilderness :: Paintings by Robin Peterson
Feb 12 – Mar 15, 2015
Opening Reception, Saturday, February 14 1 to 3 PM
Artist Presentation Thursday February 19 7 to 9 PM
Artist Presentation Saturday March 7 Noon to 2 PM
Robin Peterson is a northwest native with a strong attachment to the itinerant outdoor lifestyle. Her professional background includes an unconventional blend of science and art, with a veterinary medical degree, advanced training in equine surgery and graduate studies in natural science illustration. She has been a full time painter and illustrator for over 20 years.
Robin said, "The experience of wilderness is a means for great personal enrichment. I have had the privilege of working as artist in residence in Glacier National Park, Gates of the Arctic National Park and in the Tongass Wilderness, at Tebenkof Bay in SE Alaska. Each of these opportunities provided once-in-a-lifetime experiences that have had a profound influence on my life and work. The paintings in this show are my interpretations of the ecology of these wild landscapes. I hope they inspire you to venture out and enjoy wilderness first hand. For those who find the idea of wilderness travel intimidating or have not had the opportunity to explore it themselves, I hope these images will remind you of the inimitable value of wild places and the importance of protecting them for generations to come.”
Robin will be presenting a slide show of incredible scenery experiences on her wilderness adventures while backpacking in the Rocky Mountains of Glacier National Park, floating the Noatak River in arctic Alaska and kayaking the wild Pacific Northwest coastline. She'll show images of rafting up with sea otters on Vancouver Island's outer coast, learning about indigenous culture in the Great Bear Rainforest, paddling a kayaker's paradise in Gwaii Haanas, Haida Gwaii and in the Tongass Wilderness of Tebenkof Bay in SE Alaska. She'll include discussion about the National Park and Voices of the Wilderness artist residency programs, including how they work and how you can apply for these fabulous opportunities.
Artist presentations are scheduled for Thursday, February 19, 7 to 9 PM and Saturday, March 7, Noon to 2 PM.
See Robin's work and take a peek into her sketchbook from her website