The Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery is pleased to introduce and offer new works by Seattle painter, Dan Larsen and veteran northwest Watercolorist, Mike Smith.
Dan Larsen is a regional abstract artist using "paint in motion" as he calls it to express a feeling as the viewer contemplates his work. Loose and fluid, Larsen takes Pollock to another level by letting the paint and its reaction to its counterparts define some of the process, thus creating an often serendipitous outcome. He uses a variety of methods in conjunction with fate; brush, air brush, flinging and dripping- anything that feels right at that given moment. Close examination of Larsen's work reveals a new appreciation for the effort and talent that goes into each and every painting. Viewers often use a magnifying glass to get a better view at all the intracacies and movement of paint. New work this year by Smith revolves around the garden and his love of flowers and pastels of mythical horses galloping and playing.
Smith continues to have a never ending imagination capturing his favorite subjects at play or rest.