Each quarter, we feature artwork from a different local artist throughout the clinic. We welcome local artists to bring samples of their portfolios to the office for a chance to become a featured artist and display their artwork in our lovely office. Here are some examples of our featured artists’ artwork:
Carrol Barrer has a lifelong engagement in the arts that encompasses a variety of expressions concerning nature and the human condition. She was born in New York City and has a Masters of Education. She is currently the Seattle Foundation Liaison and has served as President for Women Painters of Washington in the past. Carole's art has received regional and national recognition. It is published in the book, “Enduring Legacy”. Her work is included in the Seattle Public Utilities Portable Works Collection as well as private collections throughout the U.S.
Carole's work is meant to evoke a sense of natural phenomena by the interplay of color and texture. It allows viewers to bring their own unique experience to the work. Carole finds that the nature of movement provides for infinite exploration…it is a constant in my work. Each painting evolves as a conversation between the elements within the piece. The various tones are created through surface development. There is usually an additive and reductive process that goes into the work. Color and textures are applied and then burnished to enhance the particular sense of space.
"Northwest Artist with an International Touch"
His artistic interests and subjects are wide and varied. He loves the Northwest wilderness and wildlife. But he also enjoys world history, cultures and geography, therefore he calls himself "NW artist with the international touch". He does super realistic to completely abstract, from fantasy to painting with coffee. Most are acrylic but some are water color, oil and mixed media. His most recent series are still lifes with contemporary backgrounds and more detail in the foreground including wine settings. And now he is starting to experiment with concentrated grape juice on some of the wine settings. His goal to create life, light and energy in his varied subjects and media. After all, variety is the spice of life!