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A Return to Tradition
Kathleen Hooks - New Paintings
Kathleen Hooks
January 14, 2009 - February 11, 2009
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

      The Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery is pleased to exhibit new paintings by Kathleen Hooks.  Hooks resides in Yakima and paints moody, lush and romantic landscapes not only reminiscent of Eastern Washington, but also of the lush and deserted land found west of the mountains. Hooks' works are some of the best landscape paintings available and worth a visit to view this exhibition.

Kathleen Hooks along with her husband John live in the rural farmlands east of Pasco, Washington. In 1996, after a lifelong interest in pursuing a career in art, Kathleen built a studio next to her home. With her husband's encouragement and construction complete, she studied artist's techniques and made a commitment to painting full-time. After studying and painting in watercolor nearly every day for one year, Kathleen entered her first national art show and won an honorable mention. By the end of the year 2002, she had work included in 30 national juried shows, had won 8 awards, and earned signature status in both the Northwest Watercolor Society and the Eastern Washington Watercolor Society.  

In the fall of 2001, wanting to continue learning and growing as an artist, Kathleen began working in oils as well. She traveled and painted the rural landscapes of Eastern Washington. Since that time, one of Kathleen's oil paintings was chosen to be included in the Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition taking place in Taos, New Mexico - May 2003.

Included in this years exhibition are new encaustic on board paintings as Hooks revisits an age old technique of painting with pigment and wax.

Read Lisa Hilderbrand's Seattle PI Blog:

Radiant Sky
11 x 14 Inches  Oil on Canvas
Morning Chill
15 x 30 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 2750 US
Stormy Hour
10 x 15 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 1250 US
Reluctant Dawn
16 x 20 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 2200 US
Tree by Pond
8 x 8 Inches  Encaustic on Board
$ 750 US
Low Cloud
8 x 12 Inches  Encaustic on Board
$ 875 US
Pleasing Rest
9 x 9 Inches  Encaustic on Board
$ 875 US
Smoldering Sky
12 x 12 Inches  Encaustic on Board
$ 1100 US
Rosy Dawn
7 x 7 Inches  Encaustic on Board
$ 700 US