|"Opal Whiteley" Acrylic on 10 x 10 inch wood panel.|
This little painting is on display in the "Eco Icon" show at the Compass Gallery until the end of March in Salem, Oregon. The gallery asked for pieces inspired by nature, environment, or people who are or who we might consider environmentalists. I painted Opal Whiteley who grew up in Oregon, wrote and lectured about nature, and became famous for a diary she allegedly wrote as a child that was particularly mature for her age at the time. She also claimed to be the daughter of a prince, but was raised by a family in Oregon. A fascinating woman you can read more about her here.
A reception for the show will be the same night as the night of Open Studios of which my studio is a part, this Thursday, from 5 - 7 p.m. The gallery is on the first floor of the building, the studios on the second. There will be other activities and an artist demo so it should be another fun night. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend this time due to a family event, but I have visited the show and I recommend checking it out. Lots of fun pieces, environmentally inspired, all 10 x 10 inches.
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