Gallery North in Edmonds features landscapes by Jolyn Wells-Moran
Gallery North will feature landscape oil paintings by artist Jolyn Wells-Moran from June 1 to June 30 at 401 Main Street, Edmonds.
The show is titled “Up in the Northwest/Down on the Baja: Landscapes in oil by Jolyn Wells-Moran,” and a reception will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, June 8.
“My artistic goals are to manifest my varied emotional reactions to the visual beauty and drama of the natural world in a kind of language in paint, and to share those experiences in this way with others,” Wells-Moran said.
She believes she does that best through plein air (outdoor) painting in oils. Wells-Moran often uses those plein air studies, memory and sometimes photographs to enlarge upon a piece, or to develop it further, in the studio.
She generally paints in the northwestern United States and Baja Sur, Mexico, with occasional excursions elsewhere.
“I’m most likely to choose a palette of earth tones (naturalistic), or one that’s impressionistic (complimentary colors),” Wells-Moran said, “but I like using expressionistic colors at times as well.
“My palette is very limited for plein air work since the painting surfaces used for plein air are relatively small, so as to be manageable within a short painting time.”
Jolyn is a member of Oil Painters of America (OPA), the American Impressionist Society (AIS) and Plein Air Washington Artists (PAWA) with whom she often paints throughout the state.
She studied primarily with teacher and mentor, Mitch Albala, Gage Academy of Art and Pacific NW Art School. Jolyn also studied with Charles Emerson, Camille Przewodek, Pam Ingalls, Jim Lamb, Ken Roth, Sandra Power, Derek Buckner, James Moore, Kathryn Stats and others.
A few years ago, she attended the Marchutz School of Drawing and Painting, Institute for American Universities, Aix-en-Provence, France. Jolyn minored in Art in college.
Jolyn’s work has been shown in multiple venues, most recently at Mango’s Galeria in Mexico and Gallery North in Edmonds, WA.