Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Other Medium: Graphite/Charcoal, Illustration, Mixed Media, Multimedia, and Watercolor About: After a long career as an illustrator and graphics designer, I have retired to outdoor adventures on the riverbanks of southwest Washington, where I happily accumulate myriad natural and forgotten objects and whimsically assemble them into boxed, themed constructions which I exhibit […]
http://www.coldie3d.com Email: email@example.com Phone: (310) 717-1639 Location: Auburn Medium: Acrylic, Animation, Collage, Digital Art, Digital Photography, Mixed Media, and Multimedia About: My work offers an alternate path. A divergent storyline into the unknown. The place where truth and opportunity collide into divine manifestation. Distressed imagery, burnt surfaces, vivid color, and encoded mathematical unity mirror the […]
Email: Shelliemariesdesigns4u@gmail.com Location: Other Medium: Acrylic, Animation, Cartooning, Charcoal, Collage, Digital Art, Drawing, Graphite/Charcoal, Illustration, Mixed Media, Multimedia, Murals, Oil, Painting, Pastels, Pen/Ink, Pencil, Sculpture, and Wearable Art About: I use the influence of my life, children, teaching, and love of literature to create images that display a story. I have many years of creative […]
https://www.northauburnartists.com/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Auburn and Bowman Medium: Acrylic, Batik, Ceramics, Collage, Digital Art, Digital Photography, Drawing, Fiber Art, Glass, Illustration, Iron Work, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Multimedia, Oil, Painting, Pastels, Photography, Plein Air, Portraiture, Sculpture, Silk, Steel, Textile, Vitreous Enamels, Watercolor, Wearable Art, and Wood About: 18 well known Northern California artists will be participating […]
My work ranges from the abstract and whimsical to colorful and refined.
Exploring all the basics on my own terms, I analyze color, shape, and texture throughout the body of my work. I enjoy the simplicity of bold lines and the detail of florals and graphic patterns.
But the real purpose of my work is the act of creating. Painting serves as a meditation, allowing me to step away from the world here and now, to let go of stress and the monotony of everyday life. For me, the act of creating is a personal, meaningful experience.
My hope is to provide a similar experience for an audience, allowing the simple shapes and color schemes to take the viewer’s mind off of the immediate presence, to allow them to add their meaning to the image I have placed in front of them.
Gretchen has a broad multimedia art background that took hold in High School and has continued as a life-long creative journey. She holds a degree Psychology with a minor in Art from UC. Santa Cruz. Gretchen likes to vary her artistic approach and subject matter in order to stay open to the self-discovery that can be found through the creative process. Since 2008 her creative focus has been on Acrylic / Mixed Media Painting. In 2014 she added Encaustic Painting to her creative exploration because of it’s free flowing and dreamy multidimensional effects. She often combines Encaustic with her passion for Photography. Gretchen is also a Certified Art of Allowing Academy Facilitator. She leads individual conscious creativity journeys and workshops using intuitive painting as an outlet for personal transformation and healing.
To her creativity in any form is simply a calling in the soul that must be expressed
to feel “whole” and authentic to herself. It is a way to channel her active imagination and energy in a positive way that brings her joy. She has a deep reverence for the beauty of nature and seeks to bring more beauty into the world. She believes that we are all born with our own unique creative gifts that need to be expressed to connect us to our Divine Essence. This is the reason she creates art. It is also what inspires her to hold creative space for others to explore their soul’s expression through “Conscious Creativity”.