“During this time of forced isolation and the ongoing stress of Covid, I’m struck by the meditative power of nature-and specifically skies- to offer a way to lose myself in the beauty and drama of an ever changing world. Skies are both ordinary and miraculous, an escape and a grounding. I was so fortunate to receive an Individual Artist Grant from Arts and Humanities Bainbridge that allowed me to create a body of monotypes inspired by Willapa Bay, WA and the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge in Olympia, WA.”
Wendy is an artist and educator who has lived on Bainbridge Island for almost twenty years with her husband, Doug, and their (now grown) children, Maya and Gabe. Her monotype landscapes have been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries nationally and she is represented by Davidson Galleries in Seattle. Wendy’s solo exhibit, Skying | Recent Monotypes is currently on display at Davidson through July 2. Wendy is passionate about teaching and sharing her love of printmaking and the creative process with artists of all ages and offers monotype workshops through BARN. She is also on the Board of the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.
Wendy’s next class at BARN, “Exploring Monotype” starts Wednesday, May 25. For more information and to register, click here: https://classes.bainbridgebarn.org/event-4734850
For a more in-depth look at Wendy’s background and a video inside the artist’s studio, please see: https://www.bainbridgecurrents.com/stories/art/inside-the-artists-studio-wendy-orville/