Showcase Artist of the Month at the Northwind Arts Center will feature Whidbey Island artist Kathleen Secrest.
"For me, painting is an exploration. Whether I'm painting an abstraction or en plein air, painting is solving a puzzle. I make a mark and it creates a problem that will need to be solved with the next mark. The next mark creates a new problem. And so I work until I can find no more problems to solve," says Kathleen.
A painter for more than 30 years, Kathleen works in both oil and pastel and has received regional & national awards. Kathleen has always been fascinated by the lines that occur in the environment – the crisscross of branches, the curl of a dead leaf, the lines in a spider's web.
She collects natural objects and brings home nests, feathers, stones & bones. The observations she makes while painting outdoors & the treasures she collects are jumping off points for her abstract art.
The show runs from August 31st through October 3rd.
Opening Reception and Art Walk Saturday, September 2nd, from 5:30-8 p.m.
Exhibit hours are Thursday – Monday, 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Tuesday – Wednesday, Noon – 5 p.m.