Willadene Torbenson: Mixed media paintings and live artist demonstration

Apr 29, 2013
"Just Imagine" by Willadene Torbenson

The Edmonds Arts Commission is pleased to present the work of Willadene Torbenson in the Edmonds Library, along with an Artist Demonstration on May 16.

The exhibit can be viewed in the Edmonds Library, 650 Main St, Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.

Willadene (Billie) Torbenson’s artwork reflects her enthusiastic approach to life. Her mixed media paintings are built from colorful layers of sculpted paper that lift her subjects into the third dimension.

Torbenson begins by painting with watercolors and then uses a knife to cut paper in preparation for folding, layering and weaving her pieces together.

The Edmonds Library is also hosting a demonstration by Torbenson during Third Thursday ArtWalk, May 16, 5 – 7 p.m.

Join the artist for a live demonstration of her magical artistic process. All ages are invited to watch the artist cut, fold and weave watercolor paper into beautiful low relief sculptures.

Willadene is a native of the Pacific Northwest and it had been her ambition to be an artist since early childhood. In the beginning, watercolor was her chosen medium; mastering the unpredictable nature of a pigment suspended in water.

Now she works with acrylic and whatever else it takes to get the painting to look like what she has envisioned in her mind's eye.

Willadene Torbenson’s exhibit will be shown from May 1-June 17.



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