Sunday, September 9, 2007

New Arrivals: Art

Lush, vibrant, new oils by emerging artist Rachel Austin have arrived! Austin is an Oregon native who currently resides in Portland. She strives to evoke a sense of innocence and simplicity through shape and color in her work. Themes of flight, isolation, and growth are prevalent in her paintings.

In addition to the oils, we recently received several new mixed media collages from Austin's popular "Map Series." Austin creates these works by adhering portions of maps to wood panels, then applying layer after layer of acrylic paint to gain a waxy, encaustic-like texture. She finishes the pieces with frames made of reclaimed wood pallets and names them after a location from the map in the painting.