First Thursday in Portland’s Pearl District with Artist Kristina Sellers
Painting is a bit like putting a firefly in a jar and sharing it with others. Moments, memories and senses are captured, placed on the wall so the viewer can revisit as often as they like. There’s a spark of inspiration in each of my paintings. Sometimes it’s a color harmony or an object I’m nostalgic about that inspires me. Or the pleasure of a perfect day outside painting en plein aire. I use oil paint because I appreciate its tactile quality. I often paint on location and from life.
Kristina Sellers is an award winning impressionist painter. She has participated in local, regional and national art competitions and is now featured in art collections internationally. She resides in the Portland, Oregon area with her husband, calico and beagle. To see more work by Kristina, please visit kristinasgallery.com.
First Friday in Bend with Artist Lindsey Roderick
Lindsey Roderick is a self-taught artist, born and raised in Central Oregon. Lindsey’s paintings are inspired by her Native American heritage and the landscape that surrounds her. Artistic since she could hold a pencil, she started painting in 2013 and has been blessed with an extremely supportive family who has allowed Lindsey to follow her dream. A mix of realism shown through a vibrant acrylic medium, Lindsey’s work is inspired by her love of animals, music, her culture and nature.
I love to explore with color and configuration in a more controlled manner, when painting a traditional piece, while, when working on other creations, the flow is a bit more relaxed and natural.
Third Thursday in Lake Oswego with Artist Rae Senarighi
Rae Senarighi is best known for compelling, abstract acrylic on canvas, colorscapes and vibrant, colorful mural work.
Born in Missoula, Montana, Rae began his art studies under his mother’s mentorship. His formal fine art training began at the University of Montana. Rae completed a BFA with distinction, at the Art Institute of Seattle, and was named to the Alumni Hall of Fame. After years of political artwork, his impressionist inspiration, deep admiration for Keith Haring and Mark Rothko, and love of the natural world came together in his first Portland show, Movement.
In his most recent post-graduate show, The Love Series, Rae dedicated his work to spreading a message of love and interconnection, with a collection of a twenty-five large works; this show will be on display at nine locations in Portland and Seattle, through May 2017.
Rae’s commitment to community connectedness and art education is substantial. He has taught art in community programs for LGBTQ youth and served on the Board of Directors for Bent Queer Writing Program. He is dedicating proceeds from his current show to nonprofit organizations Sanctuary Arts and Trans Lifeline, with the hope of spreading love and connection to homeless and transgender youth.