The Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery is pleased to offer the new paintings by Friday Harbor artist Jaime Ellsworth.
Simple forms are consistent in all her artwork and she enjoys working in series offering relationships, discovery and contrasts. She creates visual situations from everyday experiences and observations.
Ellsworth's paintings are built of many thin layers of oil starting with a limited palette of bold colors on large canvases or wood panels. Subsequent layers allow the under paint to peek through and transparent glazes give the final surface a subtle tint.
With each work, she invites the viewer to first look at the simplicity of the image and then beyond, opening the door to the imagination.