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Emerald City Art Collective

September 24– October 20

PHINNEY CENTER GALLERY

6532 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

M-F: 9 am – 9:30 pm
Sat: 9 am- 2 pm


OPENING RECEPTION

September 23, 6 pm – 9 pm

during the PhinneyWood Art Walk
Food and beverages


FEATURED ARTISTS


painting of a beach scene

Trish Connelly

Trish Connolly is a Seattle native. She was exposed to fine art from an early age. Her mother brought her to museums/galleries and instilled in her, a love of all types of art. As a result, Trish grew up always sketching or painting herself. Later in life, she discovered her love of oil painting. Trish has been seriously painting for the past eight years and has developed a soft style of shading and blending, that are especially evident in her portraits. “I find painting and sketching give me joy and inner peace. I hope to continue growing as an artist and developing my craft.”

abstract painting of a man

Anthony Gipe

I was born in Wichita, Kansas, and raised in the Northwest. I worked as an interpreter and analyst before settling in Seattle over 25 years ago to be an attorney. I currently serve the community as a judge, and I volunteer in education and equal justice initiatives. But art and painting have been a passion of mine my entire life. Art is communication. Art should also be a tool of justice, social change, and equity.

painting of an empty diner table

Tom Greggs

There is a line I love, attributed to Thich Nhat Hanh, which reads “My actions are my only true belongings.” My work provides the truest expression of myself in the moment—a moment of discovery—that may, and often does, disappear in the next. My creative life so far has included architectural design, poetry, drawing, painting and photography; all allow for contemplation and then, action. May my small discoveries be yours as well.

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landscape painting

Susan Hamilton

Susan E. Hamilton took her first art class in her late 30’s as a way to balance the scientist she’d become with her urge to create artistically. Watercolor became her medium and landscape, her favorite subject. She has lived her whole life in the Northwest which provides endless subject matter. Painting enables her to experience nature more fully, giving her time to blend what she sees, hears, and smells – with her feelings for the places she visits. She re-remembers these places each time she picks up a brush at home, enriching the sense of “being there”. Her goal is to bring that sense to others.

turquoise and red abstract painting

Catherine Hayashi

I have discovered my greatest delight in becoming an artist is listening to peoples’ interpretations when they see my paintings.I paint abstracts in cold wax and oil and often lean into geometrics. As I paint intuitively from dynamic life experiences as a human being and therapist, I marvel at the infinite array and nuances in peoples’ lives. My primary goal is to evoke the hope there is in life lived from truth and relationship, and I enjoy watching what emerges as I paint.I paint from themes such as Light in Darkness and Seasons & Transitions using shapes, color and texture symbolically, as well as from intensely felt emotions which frequently land unexpectedly on my paintings.

abstract painting

Sharon Hitt

I began painting on my own about seven years ago. A few years ago a neighbor viewed my work and said “you have no style “! Once I got over my hurt feelings I realized he meant my work included many different styles and subject matter from realism to abstract including landscapes, architectural, etc. Today my work would most often fall into the realism category though my current goal is to move to a more painterly style.

painting of a wooded trail

Patrick Howe

Patrick has exhibited his work in many galleries and has participated in two juried exhibitions at the Portland Art Museum. In 2004 he opened Patrick Howe Gallery, in Seattle, where he showed his artwork and held painting classes. In 2014 the gallery was closed, during his time at the gallery he wrote “The Awakening Artist: Madness and Spiritual Awakening in Art.” The book was written for students of art and reflects Patrick’s life-long interest in philosophy, eastern spirituality, psychology and art history. Patrick has dedicated a large part of his time to the development of his Post Personalism series. Today he lives and works in Tangletown, in Seattle, WA.

abstract painting of water

Kathy Kimball

Kathy loves to explore, travel and learn; she is inspired by the wonders in the natural and built world and makes art to remember and retell the story of her observations and experiences. She finds light and shadow, color and texture, and the patterns in the natural world particularly fascinating. Through painting, Kathy enjoys the chance to relive feelings of awe and wonder from her adventures. All proceeds from art sales go to scholarships for equity and social justice at the University of Washington.

painting of a striped feline looking at butterflies

Aliza and Her Monsters 

After people, animals are a relief. I’ve been making the same painting ever since I was a kid. I didn’t have the most wonderful family dynamic growing up: a very broken home from a young age with very angry parents. There just wasn’t a whole lot of space for my sister and I. Painting animals was always the get-away from how awful people can be to each other. It became a visual language for what I don’t have the vocabulary to write about.

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painting of flowering tree on the bank of a body of water

Liz Larsen

Liz Larsen creates paintings that reflect the beauty and joy of nature often painting her own photographs of landscapes and intimate portraits of flowers. She enjoys the realism of oil painting and incorporating the brilliance of light and color. Her collection of Pattern paintings leans into the designs of nature, emphasizing the mesmerizing repetition of tiny details that draw you into the painting Liz became an artist at 43, when she woke up one day with an inspiration to paint. For purchase contact Liz: [email protected].

abstract painting in hues of blue

Patty Ryan

As an artist, I focus on color, balance, contrast, and texture. The process of painting is a life-long practice of how to distill the enjoyment of art. Each new painting provides me with the opportunity to apply aspects that have been successful in the past while challenging me to be open to new ideas. I sometimes do a series of works on a particular subject or place, and I love to paint the landscape. My goals are simple: to keep it fresh, to continue to learn, and most of all, to find a bit of sanctuary in a world that can otherwise be full of turmoil.

painting of a body of water with clouds overhead

painting of a forest scene

Janet Wilson

The inspiration for my paintings comes from a deep curiosity and love of creativity. Like another passion, gardening, I enjoy thinking about the process and what will unfold. I am also motivated by the artistic style of other artists whose work I admire. In all cases, my art is driven by a feeling I want to convey. I think about composition, light, and texture in all of my paintings and enjoy experimenting and stretching myself to learn what the paint can do and what surprises it holds.

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