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Pat Tolle
Pat Tolle - Views from Above
Pat Tolle
July 12, 2006 - August 6 2006
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery is pleased to exhibit the new paintings by Northwest artist, Pat Tolle. Tolle has been a regular gallery participant since her first show with us in 1993.

These new paintings represent the direction her art has taken: Aerial views of Washington's landscape and various vacation destinations. Just as artists portrayed motion from train travel, Tolle envisions seeing this earth from space.

She has traveled by helicopter over the state and vacation spots for inspiration, from the islands of ThePuget Sound and Hawaii to the tulip fields of the Skagit Valley and the rolling wheat fields of the Palouse.

These new paintings are thickly painted oils with overlapping vivid colors. Her goal is the marriage of recognizable actuality to abstract wonder.

The joy she experience while flying is what she would wish to convey to the viewer. It's almost a childlike reaction seeing live-action dinky-toy cars for the first time, cultivated farmlands and water-borne traffic.

Easy Street
48 x 36 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3750 US
Green River
48 x 36 Inches  Oil on Linen
$ 3750 US
24 x 30 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 1750 US
Pink Island
32 x 48 Inches  Oil on Linen
$ 2650 US
Suits Me
36 x 48 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3750 US
40 x 40 Inches  Oil on Linen
Violin River
36 x 24 Inches  Oil on Linen
$ 1950 US
Butterfly River
30 x 40 Inches  Oil on Linen
Yellow / Green Fiields
24 x 36 Inches  Oil on Linen
36 x 48 Inches  Oil on Linen