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Port of Call
Mark Skullerud "Port of Call" New Paintings
Mark Skullerud
Wednesday June 12, 2019 - Saturday July 6, 2019
6:00 - 8:00

      

We are pleased to again offer new paintings by a gallery favorite, Mark Skullerud.

Skullerud's stylized impressionist landscapes are loosely based on real things in real locations in the Puget Sound area. They are emotional portraits of a time of day, a weather pattern, or a season that have a familiar feel of the region. He wants viewers to know the beauty that's visible every day, and to recognize the fleeting and subtle light that is gives the region its character and identity.

The geography of Seattle and the Puget Sound is all about hills, valleys, rivers, waterways. Add to that the historic architecture of the city and you have collection of interesting subject matter. He paints the immensity, distance and space of the region's topography, as well as its light, textures and flavor of Seattle's history.

He sees mountains and urban hills as a performance stage for lighting. They are sculptural like muscles, 3D forms that serve to show off the cloud shadows and sun, the filtered light that changes from moment to moment with the seasons.  

Though the town is rapidly growing and cranes are omni present, much of it, especially the hills, remain recognizable.

Born and raised in Seattle, hiking the trails and mountains that ring us on both sides and influence his artwork to this day. His earliest art training was in junior high school when his parents hired a girl down the block to instruct me in painting and drawing. He also spent many an afternoon with his art teacher pedaling a clunky one-speed bike up and down the hills of Seattle to do plein aire paintings.

His first job as a professional artist began in 1978 as an architectural illustrator for Walter Dorwin Teague, a national industrial design firm. Four years later he opened the Skullerud Studio. Since that time he has moved through several periods, painting science fiction, surrealism, impressionism and abstraction.

During these phases, the Northwest landscape never left his consciousness. Its restrained colors, atmospheric light and emotional power find expression in his paintings. Add to that the delight of loosely controlled paint, and something gets loose on the canvas.
              

King Street Station
48 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 6000 US
Valley Farm
30 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3850 US
Ballard Bridge II
24 x 30 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3850 US
Houses I
24 x 30 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3850 US
Ruby Princess in Port
30 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3850 US
Dravus
30 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3850 US
Counterbalance
30 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3850 US
River Bank
24 x 18 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 2400 US
Ballard Bridge
30 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3850 US
Ballard Locks II
24 x 30 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3850 US
Front and Main
18 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 2400 US
Ship Canal
30 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3850 US
Freemont from 4th Avenue North
36 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 4500 US
Bathhouse
30 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3850 US
Aurora Bridge
24 x 30 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3850 US
Greenlake
30 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3850 US
City Bridges
30 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3850 US
St. Mark's
36 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 4500 US
Salmon Bay
24 x 18 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 2400 US
Terminal 91 - Smith Cove
18 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 2400 US
Edge of Ballard
30 x 24 x 1.5 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3850 US
Crow Call
24 x 30 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3850 US
Circle Bridge
24 x 18 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 2400 US
Dravus - Color Study
10 x 8 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 600 US
River Bank II - Color Study
10 x 8 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 600 US
Ruby Princess in Port - Color Study
10 x 8 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 600 US
Interbay I - Color Study
8 x 10 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 600 US
West Seattle & Spokane St Bridges I - Color Study
8 x 10 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 600 US
Valley Farm - Color Study
10 x 8 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 600 US
The Bear I - Color Study
8 x 10 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 600 US
Ballard Bridge II - Color Study
8 x 10 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 600 US
Ballard Bridge I - Color Study
10 x 8 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 600 US
City Bridges 1 - Color Study
10 x 8 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 600 US
Edge of Ballard 2 - Color Study
10 x 8 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 600 US
Fremont From Newell St. 2- Color Studay
8 x 10 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 600 US
Interbay 1 - Color Study
8 x 10 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
 Sold
Fremont from 4th Ave. North I - Color Study
10 x 8 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 600 US
Fremont from 4th Ave. North II - Color Study
10 x 8 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 600 US
Hill, Hawaii - Color Study
8 x 10 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 600 US
The Agency II - Color Study
8 x 10 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 600 US
Circle Bridge I - Color Study
10 x 8 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 600 US
Circle Bridge II - Color Study
10 x 8 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 600 US
Terminal 91, Smith Cove I - Color Study
8 x 10 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 600 US
Crow Call I - Color Study
8 x 10 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 600 US
The Agency I - Color Study
8 x 10 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 600 US
Salmon Bay I - Color Study
10 x 8 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
 Sold
St Mark's I - Color Study
10 x 8 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 600 US
Counterbalance I - Color Study
8 x 10 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 600 US
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