The Gallery at Town Center presents Susan Brown and Maggie Rutherford

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Susan Brown and Maggie Rutherford
February 19 - March 30, 2019

The Gallery at Town Center is exhibiting a selection of works by Photographer Susan Brown and Watercolor/Gouache Painter Maggie Rutherford. See these works and the creations of over 70 other local artists during Gallery at Town Center hours: Tuesday – Saturday, Noon to 5pm.

Hidden Beauty
Susan Brown
Susan Brown

Susan Brown is a photographer specializing in layered semi-abstract fine art images. Her work is inspired by the shapes, colors, and textures found in nature, particularly in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, where she has lived for more than 20 years. Using these organic components as a starting point, she layers images together to create pieces with movement and depth of color.

Susan wants her work to make people question what they’re seeing so that they look more deeply. She shoots primarily with a macro lens so that she can transform small peeks of a curling tendril or a reaching stem into larger abstract landscapes. Her goal is to create evocative works that ultimately give the viewer a deep sense of serenity.

After being a hobbyist photographer for many years, Susan recently completed the University of Washington Certificate in Photography. She lives in Seattle with her husband and 9-year-old son.

Maggie Rutherford

Born and raised in Bothell, WA, I have been passionate about art since I was a child. After exhausting all of the drawing, painting and photography classes offered at my junior high and high school, I attended the University of Washington, where I received my BFA in Painting + Drawing in 2009.

Over time, and particularly after buying a house in Lake Forest Park, I began to cultivate an additional creative passion: gardening. It was when I made the connection between my work in the garden and my work in the studio that I feel like I really settled into my current artistic practice.

Working primarily in watercolor and gouache, I create paintings that are inspired by an intimate view of nature and its seasonal cycles as seen through the lens of my wild woodland garden. 

Lush landscapes, birds, and animals of the Pacific Northwest region, and scenes from my flowerbeds all inspire and find their way into the pieces that I make. Highly detailed yet affectionately whimsical, I strive for my work to reflect the power and presence of the natural world around us all, celebrating not only nature’s grand moments but also its subtle and familiar details.

The Gallery at Town Center is a program of the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council and is located inside the Lake Forest Park Town Center on the lower level. 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155.

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to cultivate creativity and inspire our community through the arts.


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