Friday, May 25, 2018

My Color Journey

Summer Arrives at Second Story Gallery with My Color Journey

Playing with colorful fabrics as a young girl led Catherine Snyder to the art of pastels as an adult.  It’s the vibrant colors and interesting marks that they make, she says.  Her “marks” will be on display at Second Story Gallery June 1-30 in a show she calls “My Color Journey.”

This spring Snyder was awarded first place in the pastel category at the Society of Washington Artists' show for a painting she will bring to Camas.   The exhibit opens with a First Friday reception from 5 to 8 p.m., upstairs in the Camas Public Library.  

Here is her story in her own words:

"I began my interest in art as a young girl, doing clothing design and playing with colorful fabrics. Later in life after a bachelor's degrees from Oregon, an MBA from Pepperdine, and pursuing my business career for 35 years, I had a clear vision that I wanted to paint pastels. Why? Because of the vibrant colors and interesting mark-making that fascinated me."

"After I retired I went Medallion Art School in Vancouver to learn the basics of drawing and went through to working with charcoal there.  After that I "self taught" in pastel work for a few months, until I met a wonderful pastel artist in Hood River, Karen Watson. Karen has been my mentor for nearly 4 years I have also studied with Liz Haywood Sullivan, Brenda Boylan, and this year with Marla Bagetta in a Masters Class, all professional pastelists and extremely gifted artists."
"I was unanimously juried into GALLERY 360, joined the Mosaic Arts Alliance  in Vancouver in 2014 and have continued to work on my skills.  I love this work and continue to learn new applications and challenge my color consciousness.  Everything I produce is different; as my "eye" continues to evolve. It's all about color for me."

Following the June 1 opening reception, My Color Journey will be available for viewing during regular library hours, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Join us for 
First Friday Aritst's Reception
June 1   5 - 8 pm
Public is Welcome!

 Live music by keyboardist Rob Lewis