Description Here are whimsical rock faces, telling a bit about the world & people around us. Originally, on (acid free) paper done with Prismacolor® pencils. Each piece is a wall of stones conversing or pondering, showing personality, thought and expression. A young man once put it in rather eloquent words, “Cool - Rocks with attitude!” The enthusiasm of youth has assisted in leading to success and winning of awards in this form of art.
Adrienne Anderson-Smith, Newcastle, WA Member Since January 2012 Artist Statement Well known as an artist of the Northwest. Interviewed on KING-5 Evening Magazine for Trails of the Northwest paintings - an episode that was nominated for an Emmy. Featured in the 20th Anniversary collection of unusual artists on Evening Magazine. Showing in the Colored Pencil Society’s 20th Anniversary Northwest Exhibition at Semantics Gallery of Edmonds. Serving on the Board with EAFA (the Eastside Association of Fine Art.) Often showing in their Open Juried Exhibitions. Having won awards and marketed through our Renton River Days Juried Show. Along with winning Blue-Ribbons & Best in Division awards for crafts & calligraphy (as well as doing exhibitions, demonstrations and marketing in the Fine Arts Juried Show) of the Western Washington State Fair (a.k.a.: The Puyallup) for numerous years. Exhibiting art private & public, ever learning & expanding, researching, attending (as well as being contracted to give) demonstrations, meeting other artists, teaching. Juried in as a member of Parklane Gallery in Kirkland, Washington. Contracted to decorate two “Pigs” for the Pike Place Market Foundation, as well as a “Nutcracker” for 2007 Pacific Northwest Ballet Nutcracker March benefiting Northwest Center! President of the Society of Artists for Newcastle.
Primarily fancies using acrylic - on canvas, glass, wood, denim, paper, as well as wash/watercolor; along with a great deal of Prismacolor drawing; charcoal; graphite; mixed media; etc… Also enjoys ceramics, woodwork, carving & metal design.With a General Arts BA from the University of Washington, many topics and methods are covered. [Entering this world as an Army brat, continuing as a Lifetime Girl Scout, Singing for the Lord our God, definitely an American.]