The Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery is pleased to offer 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. One of those situations is a series of paintings based on Pagau, the dog they adopted from China and his experiences in the Western World.
Other of Ellsworth's paintings are built of many thin layers of oil bar 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.
A Vernissage and Artist Reception is the second Wednesday of each month, 6pm-8pm
Also, join us for a Finissage (Exhibit Ending Party) on the First Friday of each month 5pm-7pm.