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Spokane Creators

Painting in Visual Art

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Colleen Kusler

I’m always looking for new techniques and ideas to bring my gourds to life.

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Marissa D Sannes

My style is mostly abstract, but I also love surrealism and impressionism!

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Frank Seth

I'm an American watercolor artist. I've actually been doing them now for over 60 years.

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Oana Barac-Matei

Captivated by nature and flowers, my focus is on floral and plant based art.

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Leela

The main goal of my artistic exploration: to be completely immersed in the creative experience.

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Tim Bovey

Tim's artwork is crafted free-hand, from direct-observation, and has not been digitally manipulated.

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Foolstario Ghesexia

I love to draw for money and fame and power and cool masks to wear.

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Vicki A. West

A Spokane native and life long creative, Vicki spent several years at SFCC studying painting and figure drawing and has learned with countless master painters over the years.

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Janie Edwards

Paying attention to the world around us ignites creativity and alerts me to design in nature.

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Kel Magnuson

Kel explores the chaos of consciousness through a variety of mediums, including film photography, drawing, painting, and written word.

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Nanette Cloud

Nanette is a shapeshifting webwitch who makes intimate and otherworldly comics.

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Erin Lang

I am a mixed-media artist motivated largely by texture, autobiographical experience, and the landscape of the Inland Northwest. I enjoy work in block printing, acrylic paints, and all sorts of recycled materials such as fabric and wood.

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L A Jaeger - PourInSpiritDesigns

I mostly feature acrylics in various pouring techniques, and mixed media acrylics featuring the Geode technique

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Hannah Charlton

Hannah Charlton creates medieval style miniature paintings, reviving a historical art form using modern materials and themes.

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Emily Hawkins

Emily Hawkins holds a BFA from The University of Utah. Currently based in Spokane, Washington, she is a visual artist who explores family life through abstract and antisentimental lenses, questioning the expectations placed on mothers as family historians.

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Neicy Frey

Neicy uses color and composition to create movement and mood in each piece

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Elise Beattie

Elise Beattie is a professional full-time painter who begins her pattern driven paintings with an adventurous pouring process. Using mixes of watercolors, acrylics and collage Elise creates images that combine a contemporary composition with a vivid imagination.

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dick ibach

It is my intention to speak of the dichotomy of the human condition.

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Chelsea McIntire

Painting is my of pouring out all the stresses of the day and turning them into something unique.

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Emylie "Millie" Keehner

Art is my power source, and the only thing that keeps me going most days.

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LR Montgomery

Montgomery’s images float through the boundaries of realism and impressionism, reflecting a sensitivity and close interaction with the environment and the Northwest outdoor life style.

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LorraineFire

I am an Artist, Jewelry Maker, and Cosplayer. My drawing style is close to anime style. I make wire elf ears, and other designs like dragon, angel wings, and demon wings. I also sew for cosplay and I've been making dragon plushies.

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Caleb Walsh

Combining whimsy and humor, and primarily working with acrylic, Caleb creates visual art that spans the full range of emotional responses from heartbreak to hope.

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Lori Myers

ArtWorksByLivelylor came about as a way to combine my love for the arts with a desire to support projects that work to improve people’s lives.

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Olivia Evans

Olivia Evans is a multidisciplinary visual artist based in Spokane, WA, working in video, photography, drawing, and film.

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Pam Adams

I’m a Spokane artist who recently retired. I picked up painting again a couple of years ago after a really long break. I’m still learning and love to see other artists' techniques. I like to work with watercolor, acrylics and pastels.

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Amy Bomberger

Amy is the sole artist at Moonshadow Fluid arts. Her primary medium is fluid art including alcohol ink work and fluid acrylic pieces, but she dabbles in abstract acrylic canvas work as well.

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Rick Harpman Hatter Bocook

Spokane chalk artist and street musician

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Andrea Parrish

For as long as I can remember, I have not had a mind’s eye – the ability to visualize. Aphantasia has created an interesting relationship with art. The planets that have emerged gnaw at the edges of my memory in a way that seem to tease with what is just beyond conscious reach.

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Steph Sammons

I have a background in theater design, and love working with materials of all types, in two and three dimensions. My current project is an Alphabet of Mythological Creatures, which I hope to make into a children's book one day soon!

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Robyn Smith

Robyn is a Mixed Media Artist and Instructor who has a passion for guiding others to explore art in a way they might not have thought of before. Her work often includes repurposed items (old records, maps, old sheet music, patterns, tissue paper, found objects) and texture.

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Adam Swensen

This is all an experiment in letting the creative expression out. After years of feeling the need to create but feeling trapped by a lack of “technical” abilities, I finally let myself paint. My work is an experiment of creativity, weirdness, and abstraction.

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Jenifer White

Psst! Hey you! Are you looking for that perfect stocking stuffer(s) or gift for your loved ones? LOOK NO MORE! I have a wide variety of things to choose from(even more than what's pictured!) That are unique Fluid Art Pieces! I also offer local Pacific Northwest photography!

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Jansen Niccals

I work in a variety of mediums, traditionally; acrylic and watercolor painting, graphic design and illustration, character concept designs, and comic panels. I also dabble in digital illustrations and paintings.

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Owen McAuley

Paintings and drawings using elements of the contemporary landscape, usually with Eastern Washington the setting, to express ideas about the human condition by proxy.

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Sindhu Surapaneni

Sindhu Surapaneni is a young cultural enthusiast & an international storyteller. You will find that most of her artwork is very unique to represent different cultures and diversity.

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Sally Jablonsky

Sally Jablonsky is a painter, illustrator, and traditional oldtime fiddle player and teacher. Through a range of media including drawing, painting, soft sculpture, and ceramics, Sally's work investigates what it means to have an animal body, and how it feels to be on the Earth.

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Mallory Battista

Mallory Battista is a visual artist and writer who especially loves painting murals, blacksmithing, creating block prints, and making comics.

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Janie Schnurr

A lifetime friend of mine said, “Your paintings are like looking into a delicate, very disciplined kaleidoscope.” I felt she understood and appreciated my intentions.

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Joe Kimmel

With an aspiration to illustrate children's books, Joe's sketchbooks are filled with illustrations of the fanciful and fun.

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Jamie Thompson

Fine Artist Jamie Thompson has exhibited in various galleries located in the United States as well as internationally. She works with a combination of printmaking, drawing, painting and collage, which deal with themes of memory, family, home, nature and the ephemeral.

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Byron Holley

I am a freelance artist that has been drawing for 33 years of my life. I enjoy drawing self portraits, cartoons, anime, scenery, comics and animals. After I’m finished with each project I get a great amount of joy from each illustration I dedicate myself to.

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Dario Ré

Dario Ré has a multifaceted practice including painting, assemblage, installation, video, performance, sound and songwriting.

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Stefanie Meade

Stefanie Meade is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, and former military brat who now resides in Spokane. She does illustrations and paintings in a variety of mediums, makes wire wrapped jewelry, and pours her own resin pieces.

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Kristine Renfro

Kristine Renfro is the creator and owner of Finding Nature. She hand makes jewelry of all different styles and vibes, and is a multi-media artists who loves creating one of kind pieces.

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Christina Deubel

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, adventure is in Christina's blood. If she is not off hitting a trail, she is buried in her studio making her best attempt to show you the world through her eyes.

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Joshua Martel

I’ve had the pleasure of painting over 50 legal murals around the United States of America. I strive to stimulate and bring forth new thoughts within the communities I paint in, as well as showcasing their community to bring a sense of pride, joy, and momentum.

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Callie McCluskey

Callie McCluskey is a contemporary artist who graduated from Washington State University in 2019 with degrees in Fine Arts as well as Digital Technology and Culture. Her subject matter finds inspiration from the people and situations that surround her.

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Bear Creek Mercantile

We are a non-profit Artist Co-op, founded in 2016 to serve the local community in the Chattaroy / Elk, WA area.

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Violet Green

I create art from my soul with the love from my heart.

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Chelsie Sunde

Chelsie Sunde is an artist and photographer who is proud to call Spokane her hometown.

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Larry Ellingson

Many of us daydream and wander through our imaginations. I bring back souvenirs.

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Teresa Kershaw

"...I am so passionate about my work. I hope that people see my paintings and come away with some of the emotion I felt when I painted each piece..."

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Kaitlin Nuetzmann

Nuetzmann is a stay-at-home Mom who loves creating art and playing piano in her spare time.

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Frankie Benka

I have been doing photography for 50 years. As an artist, I don’t limit myself to one medium.

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Derrick Freeland

Derrick Freeland is a local illustrator, author, and educator, the founder and editor in chief of Spokane Sequential and Bottlecrow Publications.

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Debbie Hughbanks

Debbie is an artist that is passionate about the creation of art and finds her inspiration all around her studio located in northeastern Washington State.

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Hannah Pomante

Born in Spokane, Washington, Hannah Pomante is an environmental artist who explores the various ways in which to portray the natural world around us. She specializes in printmaking and public art, exhibiting her work throughout the Northwest.

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Tiffany Patterson

My work is playful and uses repetition of patterns as visual texture and meditation. All mediums are fair game. I regularly bounce between mixed media painting, illustration, murals, ceramics, and installation art and I’m always ready to embrace the next sparkly thing.

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Arlon Rosenoff

Everywhere I look, I see a painting. I have a great appreciation for the light, texture, and geometry that occur in nature and in life.

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Nancy Reid Isaak

Nancy is an award winning, internationally collected artist. Nancy works with acrylic and pastels and loves expressions in vivid colors.

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Stacie Boyer

Stacie is a visual artist and muralist. With a passion for public art, she has worked with The Spokane Civic Theatre, Spokane Arts and The City of Liberty Lake, WA.

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Diane Covington

Diane Covington, Sanpoil Band of Colville Confederated Tribes and Spokane Tribe of Indians, born near Salinas California in 1961 - is an emerging acrylic painter and mixed media artist now living near Wellpinit Washington.

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Antonio Romero

Antonio continually challenges himself by experimenting in different styles, techniques, mediums including acrylic painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and now digital art.

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Ellen Picken

Though I have many artistic outlets, my main motivator these days is designing and installing large scale murals. I love working with the public to create art that they love to live with.

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Michael Dinning

I create primarily large scale narrative sculptures and wall pieces, employing painted canvasses combined with a wide variety of found objects. My goal is to present something that is immediately engaging, consistently compelling, and leaves a lasting impression.

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Allen and Mary Dee Dodge

We work collaboratively in iron, copper and vitreous enamels as well as wood, paint, paper and more.

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Matt Smith

Matt Smith is a multidisciplinary visual artist residing in Spokane. His main passion lies in painting, but can never do one thing for too long without experimenting and moving into a new direction.

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Carol Schmauder

Carol has paintings in collections nationwide and has won numerous awards. She experiments with different styles of art and is best known for a fun style of starting with a traditional subject and creating sections of warm and cool colors playing off of each other.

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Tom Quinn

Originally from Great Falls, Montana, I grew up surrounded by art -- mostly nostalgic celebrations of the Old West. I attended Gonzaga University and spent my junior year in Florence. There I became enamored of the serene beauty of Renaissance painting.

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Ildiko Kalapacs

Ildikó grew up in socialist Hungary in the 70s under Soviet occupation. She studied in Hungary and at Eastern Washington University and has worked in the folk dance/research field in the US and Hungary. Her work is greatly influenced by both cultures.

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Janelle Cordero

Janelle Cordero is an interdisciplinary artist and educator living in the seventh most hipster city in the U.S. Both her writing and her paintings are sparse narratives that emphasize the disconnected nature of the human condition.

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Catee Ng

I am a cake artist! I create custom pieces for customers for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, corporate events. . . basically anything that needs dessert.

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Janet Crosby

I work with both a torch and a kiln to create unique pieces of wearable and functional (fused glass) art pieces.

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Serenity Williams

I hope my art, and my writing, can help inspire others who are struggling through various obstacles in life. A reminder to... Never give up.

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Greg Saue

A painter in oils and watercolors for over fifty years.

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Kay O'Rourke

Narrative realist artist. painting and assemblage art

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Megan Perkins

Megan Perkins is an artist, teacher, and native of the Pacific Northwest. She lives in Deer Park, WA and works primarily in watercolor with a love of color and expressive line.

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Karen Mobley

Karen Mobley is an artist, writer and arts consultant. Karen exhibits her work throughout the Northwest.