We are pleased to offer the new works by northwest artists Pat Tolle. Tolle has been a regular gallery participant since her first exhibit with us 21 years ago in 1993 with "Cool Pools" and continues to be one of our more popular artists.
We have followed Tolle and her impressionist paintings from interiors and still life's to aerial views of landscape patterns across the globe. With her new exhibit, "Trees and Other Matters" Tolle takes us on a familiar journey of some of her favorite locations from landscapes in the Skagit Valley to the beaches of Hawaii.
These new works represent the direction her art has taken since the aerial views of landscapes now bringing the viewer to more of an eye level perspective.
"After a bus tour of New England almost 4 years ago, I began a new series involving trees in landscapes. Of course, the colors of fall foliage was magnificent, but photographing the blur of leaves and trees became my focus. It reminds me of the saying "...see the forest from the trees." Trying to catch the pattern of the trees making up the whole, including the branches, lines and colors of shadows and light. Some of the paintings are based on photographs or bits of them. While others are imagined landscapes becoming abstract, pleasing places.
The 'other matters' in my title refers to my series of Beach Culture paintings and I've included two new paintings from that. I've named them "Beach Day" because it reminds me of happy days maybe playing hooky from work. Glimpses of real people, also in patterns of color and form." Pat Tolle