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Spokane Creators

Painting in Visual Art

Frankie Benka

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

Derrick Freeland

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Nancy Reid Isaak

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

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.

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.

Antonio Romero

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

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.

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.

Allen and Mary Dee Dodge

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Catee Ng

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

Janet Crosby

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

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.

Greg Saue

A painter in oils and watercolors for over fifty years.

Kay O'Rourke

Narrative realist artist. painting and assemblage art

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.

Karen Mobley

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