Sunday, March 2, 2014

Interpretation of Natural Landscape from California, Oregon and Washington

Mary Bardmess, painter and new resident of Camas talks about what influenced her choice of West Coast landscape: “This series of oils and pastels emerged out of my travels north and south through California, Oregon and Washington.”   

According to Barmess, her style is “illusionistic” and “a special empowerment and fusion of seen, felt, and remembered.  Landscape speaks of birth, and death, of change and solitude, time and infinity.”  

Bardmess is influenced and inspired by Georgia O’Keefe, Van Gogh, Magritte and Hockney.  Expounding on nature as a catalyst, she shares, “it has revived me, that long stare at the twilight sky, the pulsing night of stars in the High Sierras, the endless splashing of the waves, the passage of a river in the night.  The colors in a storm eat me alive” 

Her art will be on display through the month of March at the Second Story Gallery in the Camas Public Library, during regular library hours.   

Mart Bardmess will be available to discuss her works at the opening reception during downtown Camas' "First Friday" festivities from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 7th.  Please join us!  Refreshments will be served and Rod London will be on keyboard.