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Rae Ellen Lee: Mixed Media Paintings That Tell Stories
September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
In this demo, Rae Ellen will show how she incorporates mixed media elements in her plein air paintings. She’ll combine collage elements, local stories, acrylic paint, even bits of tin foil to create a colorful and contemporary piece of art. She’ll also discuss the interplay between forms, and the negative spaces they create, so elements appear to be having a conversation.
As an author, she enjoys incorporating local lore into a landscape painting, and will share how to find good stories. Working with mixed media is more akin to studio work than traditional plein air and Rae Ellen will talk about the logistics of setting up and working on location.
Rae Ellen Lee is an artist and author living near Bellingham, WA. She and her trusty companion dog, Sudsie, are a therapy team. After growing up on a stump ranch in Northern Idaho, and later, working as a Forest Service landscape architect in Idaho and Montana, she continues her love affair with the outdoors.
The author of memoirs, novels and humor, Rae Ellen often gives talks on how making bad choices can lead to writing good books. While Rae Ellen has always enjoyed hiking and sketching, she describes herself as a studio artist who enjoys participating in plein air events. Her mixed media art can be found in many private collections, at Allied Arts in Bellingham, and in waiting rooms, breweries, and even an outhouse or two. She won a merit award at the 2015 Escalante Canyons Art Festival. See more of Rae Ellen’s work here.