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New works by Jaime Ellsworth- July 2014
Jaime Ellsworth
Jaime Ellsworth
July 9, 2014 - August 9. 2014
6:00 - 8:00

  We are pleased to again offer the new works by Washington State artist, Jaime Ellsworth.

This year's exhibit adds a new twist to Ellsworth's subject matter by adding the playful side of Black Bears into her repertoire of Horses and Dogs.
Ellsworth lives in the peaceful island community of Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands where she paints fulltime and continues to rescue and raise her beloved dogs and horses.

Included in E. Ashley Rooney's book, "100 artists of the Northwest" she is not only an accomplished painter, but also active raising rescued horses and dogs which represent the bulk of her artistic subject matter. Her Passion and commitment to her animals is translated beautifully onto her canvases in a variety of styles ranging from expressionism to illustrative narratives.  

"Simple forms are consistent in all my artwork and I enjoy working in series offering relationships, discovery and contrasts.  I create visual situations from everyday experiences and observations.  Although I begin with a clear idea of what I am trying to achieve the paintings actually emerge from what I already know and what I learn along the way.  Each new series directs the path I take and the journey is welcomed".    Jaime Ellsworth

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.

Aslo included in the exhibit will be a few "Pagau" (The Black Dog) and Rhu (The Red Dog) paintings to round out the exhibit with some favorite works.
    

Crescent
30 x 30 Inches  Oil on Board
$ 2500 US
Two Moons
30 x 30 Inches  Oil on Board
$ 2500 US
Roll
48 x 60 Inches  Oil and Wax on Canvas
 Sold
Roan
48 x 30 Inches  Oil on Canvas
 Sold
Bear, Fish and Moon
48 x 48 Inches  Oil on Board
 Sold
White Herd
24 x 48 Inches  Oil on Canvas
 Sold
Cardinal
24 x 48 Inches  Oil on Canvas
 Sold
Spring
48 x 48 Inches  Oil on Canvas
 Sold
Mare with Foal
48 x 48 Inches  Oil on Canvas
 Sold
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