Visions of the Wilderness :: Paintings by Robin Peterson
February 12 – March 15, 2015
Artist Travel 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 travel presentation describing her travels to the areas that inspired her art Saturday, March 7, Noon to 2 PM.
See Robin's work and take a peek into her sketchbook from her website
Memories Unfolding: A Solo Exhibition by Marti Green
March 17 - April 19, 2015
Meet the Artist Reception Thursday March 19, 2015 6-8 pm
Beach House, Lincoln City, Oregon
Our next featured artist is local artist Marti Green presenting Memories Unfolding: A Solo Exhibition by Marti Green at Morso. Her exhibition opens March 17 and a Meet the Artist Reception Thursday March 19 from 6-8pm. Marti was born to her passion for nature and painting.
Marti exhibits an innate ability to express the diversity found in nature and it’s ever-changing moods through her use of color and with a simplicity of style. Her personal vitality for life and the emotions she feels are all expressed through her paintings, most of which are from places she has visited and sketched while on site. Marti has attended both Olympic College in Bremerton and Evergreen State College in Olympia where her advanced studies placed an emphasis on business, advertising and commercial art. She continues to study at every opportunity, ensuring that she masters the techniques that most appropriately convey the atmosphere and emotions she strives to express through her paintings.
Marti is a current member of both the Peninsula and Kitsap Art Leagues and has been asked to demonstrate her styles to other artists from both organizations. As head screener for the Peninsula Art League, she reviews and approves member artists wishing to exhibit in member shows. She has also been selected to judge art exhibits at county fairs and for local art league competitive shows. She has won numerous awards for her paintings and has paintings displayed in private collections across the United States and Europe.
Marti is a lifelong resident of the Puget Sound region and currently resides in Port Orchard with her husband Steve. She creates her art in a studio located in her home and conducts her business locally under the name Watermark Studios and Fine Art Printing. You can visit her here