Alisa Huntley’s November show Portrait of a Place focuses on the Steens Wilderness Area and the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, wild places that support hundred of thousands of waterfowl, songbirds and raptors during the migratory season. She pays tribute to a remarkable place through her paintings. The show opens November 7, from 4-8pm, during the First Friday Gallery Walk.
Painting in oils on aluminum and copper, Alisa’s process is much like a watercolorist. She applies the oil on the metal in transparent layers, and plans her composition to allow some of the aluminum or copper passages to peak through, similar to the white of a watercolor paper. As the paint flows and spreads, spontaneous drips and bleeds are interpreted into the composition. The aluminum and copper each provide a different feeling and color, but both offer an exciting, modern aesthetic and jewel-like glow.
Tumalo Art Co is an artist-run gallery in the heart of the Old Mill District open 7 days a week. tumaloartco.com; 541-385-9144