May Artist of the Month: WITHIN THE WILLAMETTE: Oil Paintings by Barbara Bassett And Landscapes by Selected Gallery Artists

May Artist of the Month: WITHIN THE WILLAMETTE: Oil Paintings by Barbara Bassett And Landscapes by Selected Gallery Artists

new beginnings nest series cool air by barbara bassett

Barbara Bassett

New Beginnings Nest Series Cool Air

billowing above by barbara bassett

Barbara Bassett

Billowing Above

Thursday, May 1, 2014Saturday, May 31, 2014

206 SW First Avenue
Portland, OR 97204 USA

First Thursday Reception May 1, 6 - 9 pm
Diverse Range of Music by Tony Kalhagen
Wine Tasting by Maryhill Winery
Exhibit Through May 31, 2014

Barbara Bassett has painted unique and varied landscapes featuring the Willamette Valley for this exhibit. Using a fresh and contemporary approach to realism, Barbara is known for her rich oil paintings and colorful images focusing on paintings of farm fields, vineyards, haystacks, birds and nests. She studied art at the Etruscan Art School in Italy where the emphasis was on outdoor plein air painting.

Barbara paints nests found at her Silverton farm stating, "Masterfully built containers from nature symbolizing retreat, shelter, refuge have always held a deep emotional connection for me," She calls the nest series "New Beginnings" three of which will be in this exhibit along with works by some of the gallery's most creative landscape artists. New paintings are included by Judith Cunningham and Jean Schwalbe to name a few.

For additional information visit the Attic Gallery website.