Nature is her important source of inspiration, as well as all kinds of relationships in our daily life.
She enjoys sharing her experience to help others find their creative voice. Her work has been purchased by major museum collections, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Walker Art Center and The Getty. Her public art can be seen in subways, airports and sports facilities, among others.
Co-founder, MIRROR/FIRE productions.
She paints intuitively and abstractly, laying down bold swaths of color in oil paint mixed with cold wax, then going back in, scraping, layering, adding, subtracting, refining the composition and finally discovering the story buried in the paint. She loves making marks using oil pigment sticks, graphite, or by scratching into the surface with a sharp object, each mark reflecting her eclectic personality. She is an energetic teacher and provides a safe place for students to experiment and learn new techniques.
Dr. Carrie Kappel is a mother, artist, writer and marine scientist at University of California, Santa Barbara. She has taught hands-on field ecology and conservation in Washington, California, Baja Mexico and the Rockies. She shares the tools of observation, inquiry, compassion and creative collaboration to deepen relationship with the natural world.
Perrin Kerns served as the Director of Writing at Marylhurst University where she taught English literature and creative nonfiction. Her own writing of lyric essays led her to making personal narrative documentaries based on the lyric form. Her films have appeared in film festivals around the US and in Ireland. She won the Director’s Choice award in 2011 from the San Francisco Shorts festival for her film about her nephew, Between Sasquatch and Superman: Living with Down Syndrome. She holds a Ph.D in feminist theory and modernist literature. She lives in Portland with her husband, Kim Stafford.
rawtextiles.com and riowrenn.com
For 25 years she has been working as an artist, primarily \"painting with paper\". As a teacher, she shares what she has discovered in her years of developing a visual language, and help unleash the creative play and potential in each individual.
www.fisheroppenheimer.com and www.paperpaintbrush.com
Sarah Greene is a retired research forest ecologist, a past Sitka board member and a current Sitka volunteer.
After attending Rhode Island School of Design and California College of the Arts, Sondra worked in San Francisco as a freelance designer, creating artwork for clients like Nike and Delta Air Lines. Her work has been published in 1000 Artist Journal Pages and Signatures: The Art Journal Collection by Somerset Studio.
For Sondra, the true joy of being an artist also lies in the sharing of her passion with others, helping them to discover their own artistic voice
Joe Craig is Nez Perce, Umatilla and Cayuse. He spent his entire life on the Reservation, growing up in the Tribal Longhouse practicing the old ways as a dancer, singer, drummer, Longhouse leader, hunter and spiritual leader.
Zoe’s abstract painting springs from her lifelong fascination with mid-century art and design, Abstract Expressionism, The New York School painters and the historic influences which shifted the locus of the international art scene from Nazi occupied Europe to New York following WWII.
Teaching has become an integral part of her art practice.