Artists' reception Thursday at Garden Essentia for The Edible Garden

Monday, May 1, 2017

Thursday May 4 5:00 - 8:00 (open house)

20152 Ballinger Way NE
Shoreline, WA 98155

Meet May Featured Artists: 

Gina Holt (Clayworks)

Martha Dankers (Pottery)

Marjorie Thompson (Encaustic)

'The Edible Garden'
 Join us for this mouth watering show!

Bothell artist Gina Holt of 'Clayworks' and Monroe artist Martha Dankers of 'Mpressions by Nature' present Edible flowers and Herbs sculpted and impressed in clay. Marjorie Thompson of Lake Forest Park joins the feast with a small collection of abstract encaustic paintings.  Their art will be available in the gallery for the month of May.

Dahlia Wedding Cake Topper by Gina Holt

Gina Holt (Clayworks)

I have been working in clay since 1991 from my home studio in Bothell. I've explored various mediums and find that none compare to the flexibility and feel of clay.

The versatility of clay allows me to draw, carve, and paint with such a range of expression. I find this to be both satisfying and endlessly intriguing.

Rhubarb serving bowl by Martha Dankers

Martha Dankers (Mpressions by Nature)

As a Master Gardener, I have always loved the inherent beauty of plants in the northwest. My garden is filled with my favorite plants both native and ornamental, with a special passion for ferns.

Through my pottery, I can preserve the beauty of plants by making botanical impressions in the clay. Since creating my jewelry and other projects, I now look at plants with a more appreciative eye, seeing more closely the exquisite design of each leaf and flower.

"Mpressions by Nature" is aptly named: I make the impressions but Nature is the true artist.

Turnip by Marjorie Thompson

Marjorie Thompson (Encaustic)

Marjorie Thompson, a local Seattle artist, has been painting with encaustic (hot beeswax) since 2010. Her use of encaustic wax and its luminous quality creates a way to express the layers and depth of nature itself. Her paintings are intended to create a mindful awareness of nature on a different scale and in a different way.

Thompson's new works, ESSENCE, capture the abstract quality of the edible garden. The delicate layers of wax, ink and oil paint provide an opportunity to look deeper into the beauty of our bountiful gardens.


Anonymous,  May 2, 2017 at 7:11 AM  

Beautiful stuff. These are my favorite artists.

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