Project Skill: pastel

Sue Bennett

Sue Bennett is a classically trained artist who paints to express beauty. “My intent is to capture the heart of the subject and I get completely caught up in it.” Her paintings have been included in over 45 exhibits around the nation. She works most frequently in transparent watercolor, however she also enjoys opaque watermedia and pastel.

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Linda Curtis

Linda Curtis says that whitewater rafting and traveling with husband and dogs fuels her inspiration. You can find her on a river bank, in a field, or by the edge of a marsh.

“Being out in nature allows me to study the nuances needed to convey my interpretation of the scene.”

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Susan DeRosa

Susan DeRosa’s background in art education emphasizes a strong foundation of classical art training, greatly influencing my artistic focus and direction. My intent is to capture, on paper or canvas, mysterious and thought provoking scenes. Nature with its moods and soft edges has always inspired me to draw and paint abstracts, landscapes or figure studies. My art is in private collections nationwide; I’ve exhibited in galleries and juried shows in So. Cal, NW Arkansas and S. Oregon.

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Cathy Dorris

At the heart of my work is a fascination with artifacts, culture and color. I seek objects that transcend time and culture and work to translate their truths into a modern expression through a variety of mixed media – paint, pastels, clay and sculptural surface treatments. My use of color of is directly related to time, which creates art and is one of the greatest artists, taking me as its partner to uncover the beauty in the mundane and the holy.

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Lori Garfield

Lori Garfield’s DNA determined that she should be an artist. She sees and feels the world around her more acutely than many, bringing an awareness of the oneness of the heartbeats on our planet. “I limit my focus to North American animals and plants. Perhaps when I create a familiar critter you’ll be reminded of actions that may impact them. I hope my classical atelier training is enough to bring a smile, pause at Nature’s splendor and reflect on our connected lives.”

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Carla Griffin

Carla has won numerous awards in local art shows and is presently the President of the Josephine County Artists Association. She paints portraits in oil, landscapes and still life in oils and pastel, and abstracts in acrylic. Her art hangs at Gallery One in Grants Pass, OR and at Rogue Gallery & Art Center in Medford, OR.

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