The Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery is pleased to again offer the work of Seattle artist, writer and illustrator Debbie Tomassi for the month of February. For the past 16 years Tomassi has written and illustrated hundreds of humorous greeting cards and other products for several major card and marketing companies in the USA. Her current card company is Recycled Paper Products of Chicago and her work can be seen through licensed images at Microsoft, Kinko’s and Target. While creating a living in the commercial world Tomassi has continuously pursued her fine art and interest in painting and printmaking.
February’s show revolves around her new work titled “Heartworks”. It is a romantic look at the world through the eyes of a humorous writer and hopeless romantic. The new paintings are a departure from her more illustrative works of the past years as she explores painting with bolder and more exaggerated strokes. Still playful and whimsical, the new paintings are sophisticated and endearing.