K Anderson’s ‘Color of Light’ at Frances Anderson Center starting Tuesday

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“Under the Bridge I” by K Robinson is an oil bar painting on gessoed paper in the “Beach Walk” series now being shown at the Edmonds Arts Festival Museum.

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation and the Edmonds Arts Commission are pleased to present oil bar paintings by K Robinson from Nov. 1 through Dec. 14 at the Frances Anderson Center.

In the Display Case exhibit “Color of Light” the artist demonstrates a progressive study of how to express an idea using different formats and media. “I was inspired to find a way to show these elusive effects of light that changed with the seasons, weather and time of day,” Anderson said. “The medium of oil pastels has the color intensity of oil paint but also allows for interesting strokes, overlays and weaving of color.”

“Beach Walk,” displayed in the EAF Museum gallery, includes representative pieces from an ongoing series of oil bar paintings inspired by walks along the shore in Virginia and North Carolina. The artist says that the techniques possible with oil bar “express well the scintillating energy … felt at the edge of the ocean.”

K Robinson grew up in Virginia, graduating from the College of William and Mary with a BA in Fine Arts. Adding a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, she practiced architecture for many years in Washington, D.C. She reconnected with painting in the 1990s in the golden hills of California’s Bay Area and chose to work in plein air oil painting and botanical watercolors, painting with the Glover Group, painters perpetuating the legacy of the Society of Six with artist and teacher Pam Glover.

With relocation to Seattle in 2003, the artist continued her study and painting at Gage Academy, mentored by Mitch Albala, Margaret Davidson and Tom Hoffmann. In 2008, she became a member of 49th Street Studio in Ballard where, with the influence of years of sailing and living on the water, she continues to draw inspiration from the constantly changing coastlines, luminous skies and endless waterways of the Pacific Northwest.

The Edmonds Arts Festival Museum and the Edmonds Arts Commission Display Case are located in the Frances Anderson Center, Main Entrance at 700 Main St. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information, call 425-771-0228 or 425-771-1984. For more information about the arts in Edmonds, visit www.eaffoundation.org and www.ci.edmonds.wa.us/ArtsCommission.

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