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The Artist’s Voice, Summer 2014

“It is often said that Mother Nature’s colors rarely clash. When you are looking for color inspiration, look no further than a park or your own backyard.” – Thalia Keple, quote from “Seeing Mother Nature’s Colors” Dear Artists and Art Enthusiasts! Relax in today’s late evening warmth while reading the latest Artist’s Voice, Ashland Art […]

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Dragonfly Designs West

“Save Our Oceans” Series of Paintings on Silk Depict Endangered Marine Species

Judy Elliott, the talented Grants Pass silk artist behind Dragonfly Designs West, responded to Art Presence Art Center‘s call for member art in May 2014’s “The Sea, the Ocean” theme with a new series of gorgeous handpainted silk wall art depicting endangered marine life. We’ve watched her work undergo several evolutions over that past few years, and this could be the most detailed and artistic work we’ve seen from her yet!

Elliott, a native of Hawaii, is a natural to step forward as a voice for the world’s oceans. Growing up with many of the species of marine life she has showcased in her paintings, she has witnessed the ocean’s decline in her lifetime. This series of paintings reflects her deep concerns about the pollution contributing to loss of habitat and other life threatening issues arising primarily from

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