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Summer 2013: Artwork

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Our Summer 2013 edition features Nani Chesire and Jocelyn White whom we are proud to publish for the first time, and veteran artists Liz Walker and Anne John who grace our pages with their experienced and noted work. Four distinct styles, four notable voices, all creating art for very personal reasons.

Tonia Twigger McConnell
Guest Art Editor

Featured Art by Liz Walker

We are pleased to showcase painter Liz Walker as our featured artist. Her rich palette is a perfect match to the vibrant colors of summer.

Liz explains, “My paintings are about color and shape and how to best balance the two within a rectangle or square. I often start out with a patterned, marbled background. Then I stand back and evaluate what’s there – sometimes making the shapes into a human form. It’s that element of ‘What if?’ that keeps it interesting for me and, I hope, for the viewer.”

Liz has a B.A. in Art from Trinity University in San Antonio, and has been active in the local art scene since moving to Portland from Boston in 1999. She began painting in watercolor in 1991 and now works primarily in acrylic and marbling. Liz’s favorite subject matter is fanciful people in everyday settings. Color is an essential part of her work, but she also enjoys telling a “story” within each painting.

A member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, Oregon Society of Artists and Northwest Watercolor Society, Liz’s award winning paintings have been displayed throughout the Northwest. Go to www.lizwalkerart.com to find out about upcoming exhibits and see images of her latest paintings.

Enjoy a sampling of Liz Walker's work in VoiceCatcher's Featured Artist Gallery:

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        Abandoned Church by Tanya Jarvik

        Commencement by Kelly Running

        Depoe Bay by Wendy Thompson

        Directive by Cristina White

        Hawk Moth by Wendy Thompson

        How to Recycle Love Letters by Jennifer Dorner

        I Swapped a '74 Mustang for This by Jennifer Fulford

        Polaroid of My Mother by Cindy Stewart-Rinier

        Lover, Molester, and Maidens (Haibun) by Margaret Chula

        Savory by Pat Phillips West

        Seascape by Marjorie Power

        Suspended by Grace Kuhns

        The Hand-Off by Pattie Palmer-Baker

        The Ride by Linda Ferguson

        The Ticking Shirt by Tricia Knoll

        Three Facts about Sperm by Ursula Whitcher

        Three True Stories by Penelope Scambly Schott

        Today at the Library by Pat Phillips West

        Trapped Birds by Grace Kuhns

        You, who will be alive and reading after I'm gone by Penelope Scambly Schott


        After the World Ends by Kait Heacock

        Something Permanent by Ashley-Renée Cribbins

        Your Hand at Your Throat by Karen Guth

        Black Sharpie by Anne Gudger

        Diagnosis by Helen Sinoradzki

        For He's a Jolly Good Fellow by Laura Stanfill

        Breathing Underwater by Valerie Wagner


        Unity by Anne John

        Rearguard by Anne John

        Speculation by Anne John

        Wire by Jocelyn White

        Taitian Trio by Nani Chesire

        Catch Your Breath by Nani Chesire


        We Will Read to You by Rebecca Cleveland-Stout

        Strawberry Party by Natalie Lerner

        A Young Night by Clara Beaumont

        Beach Wanderer by Isabella Waldron

        Light and Dark by Colette Au