Calvin’s Fine Art Gallery Presents: Birds, Beasts and Burls

Tom Willing - Wooden burl bowl.
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Calvin’s exciting new art exhibit for the months of March and Apr. 2020, focuses on birds, and animals rendered both in watercolor and oil. Our three-dimensional artist creates beautiful works from wood burls.

Mary Burgess – Frog, watercolor.

Drawing from her travel experience and interest in nature, Mary Burgess expresses herself through watercolors. She is especially interested in the effect of light and shadow on her subjects. Each painting is started with a colorful wash which acts to provide unity in the paintings and masterful color shifts reflect the subtitles found in nature. the paint is glazed one layer over another to achieve a rich and complex color palette.

Lorraine Bushek – Cat, oil.

Our second wall artist is Lorraine Bushek who mainly works in oils in the grisaille method. Her love of all animals and art weave together naturally to give her direction and enjoyment in her work. She says as a child she had many different pets in her life which led to her fascination with animals. The most unusual pet was actually an alligator. Lorraine studied art at Oregon State University and discovered scientific illustration. She believes her skills in this area show in the realism of her work.

Tom Willing created his first woodturning piece in his father’s woodshed over 50 years ago. Since then he has come to focus on pieces that are sensitive to the interplay between light, form and material. Working from wood rescued from the chipper and scrap bin, Willing seeks to uncover the visual magic that lies within each piece of timber he selects.

He designs both aesthetic and functional pieces, highly finishing them to bring out the natural luster of the wood.

FREE admission, all welcome and all work is original and for sale. Reception is Mar. 8, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 10445 SW Canterbury Lane, Tigard, Oregon 97224, in the Inspiration Room (through the main entrance to the left).

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