First Friday in Vancouver with Steve Ludeman

Artist Steve Ludeman will be joining us for March’s First Friday event in Vancouver, Washington. Steve’s inspiration comes from the varied scenic beauty and remarkable natural and cultural history of the Pacific Northwest. For many years, he has enjoyed hiking, climbing, kayaking, skiing or backpacking in some of the Northwest’s most wild and scenic places. Now he enjoys telling stories of those outdoor adventures through his landscape and seascape paintings.
Steve grew up in Iowa and was fortunate to live, work and paint in Switzerland, Germany and Australia before settling with his family in Oregon. When not painting en plein air, he creates art while his wife Jean enjoys quilting in their home studio in Oregon’s Cascade Mountains.
Many collectors in the US and overseas have acquired Steve’s art. He is a member of the Northwest Watercolor Society, Watercolor Society of Oregon and the Lake Area Artists, Lake Oswego. He is honored to be represented by the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and the Mount Hood Cultural Center and Museum. Steve’s paintings are included in the permanent collections of Timberline Lodge, Oregon (National Historic Landmark) and the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. His favorite quote, by Ed Whitney, is “Nature gives us facts. Artists give us art.”
Pleases join us Friday, March 4th from 5-8pm at our Vancouver Gallery Location (402 W 8th Street) for art, wine and appetizers!