Pat Tolle is currently a northwest painter who has spent much of her life in sunny southern California and amongst the tropical Islands of Hawaii.
While sunshine and warmer climates are a natural draw for her, she has spent many years in Washington State creating a large body of work of northwest landscapes. From the San Juan Islands and the tulip fields of the Skagit Valley to the rolling hills of the Palouse in eastern Washington, Tolle has captured our interest since her first exhibit with us in 1993.
More recently and the subject of this year's exhibit, Tolle reflects back on her years in Hawaii and the ever present "On Holiday" beach culture mentality there.
This latest series takes her back to figurative imagery and away from the areal views of past landscapes all the while combining her love of beach and water narratives.
These new beach culture images are playfully voyeuristic from a birdís-eye view.
Come by and let your imagination take you away to warm water and sunshine with Pat Tolle guiding the way.