Susan Elliott / Neptune Creations - Bellevue [Studio at Venue]
Paintings, Journals, Textiles
Susan Elliott is a mixed media artist originally from Terre Haute, Indiana. With a BA in graphic design and advertising from the University of North Florida, her expertise in the visual realm helped her find a unique approach to drawing and painting.
She is passionate about originality, aesthetics, and approaching each creation from her core. Susan is inspired by everyday life and the things that emerge from it influence her work. As a huge animal lover, she finds joy in creating works that reflect the beauty of the animal kingdom. She is also inspired by the Dia de Los Muertos culture and creates whimsical girls combining a bit of oddity and beauty in each one.
As a mixed media artist, Susan's favorite mediums are ink, pen, and pencil. She loves the texture that is created in combining materials and the beauty that forms from different methods. Ultimately it is her mission to deliver a powerful artistic experience through her work that drives desire, excitement, happiness and creativity in others.
Outside of making art, Susan enjoys sunny days, yoga, Buffy The Vampire Slayer (yes, she still loves it) and chocolate chip mint ice cream.
Brittney Avila / smallredheart - Ballard
smallredheart is a mixture of acrylic/oil paintings & lifestyle photography. Brittney Avila started 'smallredheart' to bring fun & color & movement & wonder & joy & passion into life through paintings & photographs displayed in homes & offices. smallredheart is designed to bring life to whoever encounters it.
She dove into painting & photography in her young adult life where she has found a major joy & passion. Brittney's relationship with the Lord has inspired her creativity the most. Art forms like dance, music, graphic design & creative writing are very influential in her creative process & are usually incorporated in her artwork somehow. She choose abstract design primarily because it helps her take risks, relax & let go! Brittney has branded each of her creations with her trademark - a 'smallredheart' to embody the 'why' behind her artwork.
Walter Share / WalterColors - Seattle
Watercolors, oils, acrylics
Artist Walter Share has been a painter for over 35 years. Through his talents with watercolor, oil and acrylic paints as well as digital (drawn on the computer), he creates images of nature and landscape from the places where he has lived and painted including Seattle, Oregon and Alaska. Watercolor, oils and acrylics are his favorite mediums.
Patti Christie / Patti Christie - Seattle
Using chalk pastels to create art that is meant to evoke a moment of repose, Patti's work becomes an interpretation of what she sees and knows. Focusing on shape and color, her goal is to simply put the viewer at ease.
Eileen Sorg / Eileen Sorg - Kingston
Colored Pencil Drawing
Eileen's work is a visual representation of the stories in her head. She enjoys collecting old objects and weaving a tale around them. Birds are the main conduit for these stories but insects, amphibians, and mammals are also frequent players. The story is really the subject matter of her work, supported by a solid structure of composition and light.
Kathleen McCarty / KMA Works - Mount Vernon
Paintings, Prints, Drawings
After studying at the Art Institute of Chicago, and in Florence, Italy, this Wisconsin native now calls the Pacific Northwest home. Currently, Kathleen's work involves drawing on mulberry paper that is then affixed to cradled birch panels. This is a contrast to her first love which is large acrylic on canvas paintings. Her silkscreen drawings are equally as vibrant with her color choices and design.
Alex Connelly / Alex Connelly Art - Seattle
Alex Connelly is a multi-disciplinary artist from Madison, WI. He received his BFA from the University of Vermont with a focus in photography, painting, and illustration. Connelly’s work is defined by a strong sense of harmony within abstract forms. The colors he uses are vibrant and nourishing with imagery that is a meditation on composition. His whimsical illustrations speak to the broad range of his artistic exploration. Throughout all his disciplines there is a common search for the creative truth.
headshot by Nate Watters