Friday, May 11, 2012

KAST: Kirkland Artist Studio Tour

I am excited to be getting ready for the KAST: Kirkland Artist Studio Tour taking place this weekend. Here is a link to my artist page for the site.

In addition, below is my artist biography for the show:

Rachel Potter is inspired by children - the way they think, dream and create art. This is reflected in her "Dreamscapes" series of paintings where she turns objects, animals, birds, sea creatures and plants into an imaginary world of fanciful colors and unusual shapes and perspectives. She enjoys teaching art and has taught art classes to children in Hawaii, Minnesota, Oregon and Washington. As the owner of a children's clothing company called Baby Birds Designs, Rachel uses her graphic design and textile art background to create whimsical, wearable art for children. Rachel's art has been on display at numerous galleries, exhibitions and shows throughout Oregon, Washington, Minnesota and Canada, including the Blackfish and Broderick galleries both in Portland, Oregon. Rachel created a child's raincoat out of plastic "trash" for her two-year-old son to walk the runway at Seattle's RE Store Trash Fashion Show in April of 2011. Paintings from Rachel's "Dreamscapes" series were on display in a two-person juried exhibition at the Allied Arts Gallery of Whatcom County in November of 2011. Rachel is looking forward to two solo shows which will be taking place in August, 2012 in Redmond and October, 2012 in Bellingham. Rachel's educational background includes a BA in Fine Art and Creative Writing at Linfield College, an AA in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Portland, and a Post-Baccalaureate in Painting from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Rachel's Dreamscapes paintings shown here can be placed into two categories: ink paintings and cut-paper collage.

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