Monday, July 28, 2014

Barbara Slater says, "I Paint What I Love"

                Art on the GO!  . . . Painting, A Daily Endeavor

"Wool on Wool"   Oil

Barbara Slater, who has been creating oil paintings for the past four decades, is well known for her portraits of horses, pets, chickens, and cows that come to life on canvas, like her painting “Wool on Wool”.

"Summer Dazzelers"   Oil

Her life-like images portray warmth, and her landscapes  and floral still life portraits are refreshing and dramatic. She says, “I paint what I love. I try to paint passionate paintings…. not just workable paintings, I feel a heart-felt connection to my work.

"Eclipse"  Oil

 Finding out what skills I have and what skills I need to improve is a big part of my journey. Taking classes from some of the best artists out there has become an ongoing part of this goal.”

"Alamo Canyon"    Oil

Barbara, who is a member of Bend’s High Desert Art League, will be displaying her artwork with the 12 member group in August at the Sage Gallery and at Broken Top Clubhouse in November.  She will also be showing her Paintings at Sotheby’s in Bend along with Vivian Olsen in October.



"Feathered Finery"  Oil

Barbara who is a member of the OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA has been accepted into the 2014 Western Regional Exhibition with her Oil painting entitled "Barnyard Boss", 30X30 on gallery-wrap canvas. the show is being hosted by Mountainsong Galleries, located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. Paintings will hang from August 30 through September 30.

For the past 5 years she has been juried into Richard Schmids’ annual September Art Show in Colorado and recently exhibited her art at the prestigious Scottsdale Art School juried students’ “Best and the Brightest” art show. Her work is frequently featured on the cover of Ranch and Country magazine. She is also a member of the California Art Club, and American Women Artists.  See Barbara’s artwork at her website: and High Desert Art League website:

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Busy Month for Joren Traveller

                   Creating Art - More Fun than Resting

           August is a busy month for me as I will be displaying my artwork in three shows in Bend. 

My ceramic sculpture "Friesian Fantasy" (a Friesian Horse) will be a part of the Art of the West Rendezvous Show at the High Desert Museum. 

My Show at the Red Chair Gallery will feature bronze and ceramics pieces of some of my favorite creatures including birds and equines. The bronze sculptures are produced in small editions and finished with unique hot patinas. All of the ceramic sculptures are hand built and individually finished using a combination of glazing and cold patinas. I’m pleased to be one of the featured artists at the Red Chair Gallery on First Friday, August 1st.

 As a member of the High Desert Art League I will also be displaying some of my paintings at our "Progressions" show at Sage Gallery and Framing in Bend. I was recently inspired to paint some of the rock climbers I saw at Smith Rock Park.  My paintings of “climbers” at Smith Rock seem  to exemplify how important it is to learn the basics and keep on trying.  Only then will confidence build and challenges be overcome - True progression - So true for all things in life.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014