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Introducing emerging artist Ashley Howarth, 2017.

“After graduating from Oregon State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts , life experiences have given me an appreciation  for the Pacific Northwest and the natural world which has, in turn, provided me with the basic foundation for my artistic choices.

I want to push the boundaries of the mediums I work with to create art that draws in the viewer. I also want to continue developing my understanding of color and explore combinations in my palette to create a harmonious piece. Although, up until this point the natural world has been my main source of inspiration, as well as my love to imagine a fantasy world where past myths, legends and stories come to life in my mediums.

As I continue to grow I will always strive to push my boundaries and continue to bloom as a young emerging artist.” – Ashley Howarth

Merfolk Intaglio first edition.  
Mermaid and Moon Intaglio first edition. 

Q:  What is intaglio art, you ask?

A:  In intaglio printing, the image is etched into a metal plate by using a cutting tool to engrave. To print an intaglio plate, ink is applied to the surface to push the ink into the recessed lines.

Damp  paper is placed on the plate, so that when going through the press the damp paper will be able to be squeezed into the plate’s ink-filled grooves.  The rolling press applies high pressure to push the paper into the grooves on the plate, then lifted, revealing the paper and printed image.–Ashley Howarth

 

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Nightlight of the Winter Sky.  Screen print by Ashley Howarth.

 

 

 

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Midnight Fireflies. Screen print by Ashley Howarth.

Available at Fairweather’s. Artist’s edition.

 

Q:  What is a screen print, you ask?

A:  Screen printing is a printing technique where mesh screen is used to transfer ink onto paper, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil. One color is printed at a time, creating layers of colors that work together to create a composition.–Ashley

 

 

Snowy Fox. Lino cut by Ashley Howarth.

Q:  What is a lino cut print, you ask?

A: A lino cut relief printing is a process where you carve away the negative space to create a positive image by carving away protruding surface from the plate; after the surface is inked and printed onto paper. –Ashley

For more information about Ashley Howarth, the  2017 emerging artist at Fairweather’s, please visit ashleyhowarth.virb.com.

“YEARN” opening reception for Ashley Howarth at Fairweather’s during the Feb. 4th  Seaside First Saturday Art Walk!!!

 

Please visit http://www.facebook.com/Seaside First Saturday Art Walk for more photos.

January 2017 grace note received:  

 

“The mermaids in the front window look great! It’s nice seeing my work up where everyone can see them. They look wonderful at night with the spot light on them. I came back on a recent evening with my family and they thought that they looked great up in the window display, as well. Thank you again, I really appreciate all the help and guidance.”   –Ashley Howarth

 

 

 

Q:  What is an emerging artist, you ask?

A:   “The term emerging refers to artistic development, professional accomplishment, and recognition. Emerging artists take risks and embrace challenges; are rigorous in their approach to creation and production; have some evidence of professional achievement but not a substantial record of accomplishment; and are not recognized as established artists by other artists, curators, and galleries. Fairweather House and Gallery has sought to support emerging regional artists who show significant potential.” –Denise Fairweather, gallerist.

 

In the past ten years Fairweather House and Gallery has supported  the artistic launching of the following Northwest talents: Kristin Qian, Britney Drumheller,  Robert Mc Whirter, Nick Brakel, Rebecca Gore, Linda Trexler, Michael Wing and Gayle H. Seely, among others.

 

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com for more information about the artists, gallery and “doing good works” program.