Fine Art Painters
1 Liz Tran
Liz Tran’s vibrant circles of paint tumble in exuberant rings of color or burst across the canvas in a beautiful visual riot. Long drips and trickles escape some of the bright dots, hinting at their volatility and the vertical tug of gravity. Her work is “a form of therapy during Seattle’s long, gray winters,” Tran says.
Pictured: Woman vs Nature
2 Lydia Bassis
“I consider the imagery in my work to be a private symbolism,” Lydia Bassis says of the beautiful geometric forms she creates. Her work is sparse, but the white space plays a pivotal role. Like a page in a book, the clean backdrop highlights the interplay of swirls, whorls, crescents, and other shapes, calling to mind a mysterious, lyrical language.
3 Laura Zeck
Bold and balanced with a hint of studied whimsy, Zeck’s work delights the eye and tells a story through a blend of abstract and figurative elements. Playful titles add to the sense of a tale illustrated, and each piece, made with a combination of acrylic, mylar, and resin on board, appears to glow, as though lit from within.
4 Brooke Borcherding
The kaleidoscopic landscapes of Brooke Borcherding’s recent work are a contemporary take on a venerable genre. Brilliantly colored blocks of color cascade across the canvas, creating a wonderfully pixelated image of urban environments that shimmer with dynamic energy. Borcherding says these “deconstructions” aim to “shed light on the beauty of ordered chaos.”
5 Karen Theusen
An illustrator of children’s books, magazines, and cards, Karen Theusen has been painting for more than 25 years. Experimentation with different styles, mediums, and subjects plays a vital role in keeping her artistic inspiration alive.
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