Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Reflections from the Brush

A journey shared with a great friend is always an enjoyable one.  

That’s the thinking of Imy Durfee, a Vancouver artist who shares the space in Second Story Gallery in November with her friend and fellow watercolorist Cheryl Robertson.  The two women, who met in an art class 15 years ago, will present their “Reflections from the Brush” from Nov. 1 to Nov. 30 in the gallery on the second floor of the Camas Public Library.

Robertson, also from Vancouver, said she started her journey by simply watching television painting programs and purchasing how-to books along with metal boxes of children’s school colors.  Then she enrolled in the Clark College painting class and studied under the tutelage of well-known instructor (and past Second Story Gallery featured artist) Lee Baughman. 
This is where she met Durfee; Robertson says, “To this day we have great fun and paint together often.”

Both artists are members of the Southwest Washington Watercolor Society.  They continue to learn from other artists, they travel and paint together but also maintain their own studios.  Both artists will be on hand for the opening reception Friday, Nov. 1, in the gallery from 5 to 8 p.m.  The show will continue through November.