Kathryn Damon-Dawson * March’s Featured Artist

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Kathryn Damon-Dawson is March featured artist for Backstreet Gallery.  Her new series, “Barefoot on the Beach” captures Oregon kids loving the sand and surf with titles such as “Sophia’s Treasures,”  “Golden Boy of the Dunes,” “Ready Set Run.”   She chose to paint on 300# Fabriano hot pressed watercolor paper because it is appropriate for the bright visual experience of churning water, sun and sand.   These impressionistic paintings capture action and movement.  Kathryn gathered images for this series during her own enjoyment of our gorgeous coastline.   A quote by Donald W. Patterson, is appropriate, “Artistic vision comes from seeing with your eyes and feeling with your heart.”   

Kathryn’s exposure to the arts began early with an excellent public school program in New York State and continued throughout her life.  Early retirement in 1990, gave Kathryn the gift of time to follow her passions and to take occasional water-media workshops; first with Virginia Cobb and most recent with Ted Nuttall.  Kati Davis was locally influential.

Kathryn is an active member of Watercolor Society of Oregon whose mission includes education and exhibitions.  Her 2011 WSO entry “Arbitrage and Lace” was 4th place winner and will appear in “Notables,” American Artist Watercolor Magazine along with four other award winning Watercolor Society of Oregon painters.    

Join us in celebrating Kathryn at her reception,  Saturday, March 10, 2012, 3:00 – 5:00, at Backstreet Gallery 1420 Bay St., Florence, during GALA Art Walk.

Kathryn  invites you to a book signing celebration for her book
“Dogs, Crows and the Corn Chip Dance.”

Saturday, March 17, 2012
Bromley Room Siuslaw Public Library, Florence Oregon
Any time: 10:30 to 4:30

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