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Gretha Lindwood, pastel artist, will appear to Paint Seaside LIVE tm during  “Quiet Anticipation”,  on Feb. 7th  from 5-7:m during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at Fairweather’s!

Painting Seaside LIVE ™ brings together celebrated artists to create fine art works that awe, inspire, delight, and most importantly, raise the appreciation for the local arts environment.  And, so, Gretha Lindwood is the first artist  to Paint LIVE for the 2015 cultural arts season!

 

Quiet Anticipation, special exhibition, February, 2015.

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Artist statement:

Gretha Lindwood, artist. 

Intrigued by the challenge of how to paint varied landscapes such as snow bedecked mountains, undulating fields of grass, high desert plateaus, clouds, and water in a convincing manner, I have chosen luscious oil paints on canvas or buttery soft pastels on sandpaper as my materials.

By painting in the traditional plein air style and by using an impressionistic touch, my landscapes invite the viewer into the scene. These landscapes can bring to mind the smell of sage after a rain in the desert, the feel of soft mist from a foggy morning on your cheek, or the taste of a salty ocean breeze on your lips. 

Crisp, refreshing, and vivid are words that have been used to describe my paintings. The use of vibrant color and strong design are hallmarks of my work which I developed during my career as an illustrator and graphic designer.  As a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, I cherish our unique landscapes honed by water and time and delight in capturing their beauty in the lush colors of pastels or oils to share with the viewer. 

EDUCATION:

Western Washington State College, Bellingham, Washington

Professional Diploma, The Burnley School of Professional Art, Seattle, Washington 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

American Impressionist Society

Laguna Plein Air Painters Association

Northwest Pastel Society     

 

AWARDS and RECOGNITION:

 2012, “Best Pastel” and “People’s Choice” Awards, 19th Annual Carmel Art Festival, Carmel, California

 2012, “Juror’s Award” 26th Annual Northwest Pastel Society International Open Exhibition, Tacoma, WA

 2011, “First Place Award”, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association 7th Annual “Best of Plein Air” Juried Show

 2010, Two “Honorable Mention” Awards, Paint-Out Group, ArtReach Gallery, Portland, Oregon

 2010, “Gallery Manager’s Choice” Award, Columbia Center for the Arts “Quick Draw”, Hood River, Oregon

 2010, “Artist Recognition Award for Oil”, Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Lake Oswego, Oregon

Fun News to share:

Gretha Lindwood and B. Eric Rhoads

 

“Here is a photo of me with an art world notable, B. Eric Rhoads. Okay, I admit I’m name dropping. (wink)” –Gretha

 

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“It was a thrill to have my painting “Carmel River Estuary” on the poster for the 20th Annual Carmel Art Festival!” –Gretha

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“I was honored to have my painting “Authorized Vehicles Only”, pastel 9”x18”, receive the award for Best Pastel at the 21st Annual Carmel Art Festival!” –Gretha