Artwork will be featured at several fall shows
CAMAS — Artist Liz Pike will present new body artwork featuring her signature sunflowers in crimson colors at several shows this fall.
“I am inspired by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the lush gardens at my organic Shangri-La Farm in Fern Prairie,” Pike said. “My latest works include bold crimsons with umber on the palette in my quest to paint the perfect aging sunflower. I was recently asked why I paint so many downward facing sunflowers. I love the colors and I find them most appealing as they face the earth in their advanced stages. Sunflowers refuse to go down without a magnificent fight. And this is what I seek to portray in my work; that there is grace and beauty in the aging process of all things living.”
Camas Gallery is showcasing several new pieces by Pike in oils on canvas during the month of October. The gallery is located at 408 NE Fourth Avenue in downtown Camas.
“I’m thrilled to be among the featured artists at newly renovated Camas Gallery and I look forward to sharing more new work this fall,” Pike said..
Area art enthusiasts can celebrate the new Camas Gallery and meet Pike on Thu., Oct. 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. For the third year in a row, Pike will be included in the 2019 Clark County Open Studios Tour. The juried event is presented by ARTSTRA and features a self-guided tour of 50 studios around Clark County on Sat. and Sun., Nov. 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
During the Open Studios Tour, Pike and 49 other artists will open their personal studios to the public to share their art, their process and offer a glimpse into their artist life. Visit artstra.org to learn more about this year’s tour and to download an electronic tour book.
Pike has a studio art gallery and an ART FARM Sip&Paint Studio at Shangri-La Farm in Fern Prairie, located at 26300 NE Third Street, Camas, WA 98607. For a complete calendar listing of all of Pike’s art shows and events, visit her website at LizPike.Art.