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Kelly Guthrie: My Bug Collection

November 2, 2012 - January 25, 2013

First Friday Reception: December 7th, 6-8pm

“I think I began drawing to be like my mom. It feels like a deep connection; like continuing something she couldn’t do for herself. Images often float across the brain while in a sleepy state; a picture I need to do someday. Collective or creative consciousness?

What entertains me the most about the technique is trying to capture the textures; the hard, crusty shell of a beetle’s leg, the hairiness of a bee, the soft, vulnerable underside of a grasshopper, or delicate wings of a dragonfly. Each texture requires a different pressure, and/or distance between dots/strokes. The already textured watercolor paper I use adds another layer of complexity, especially when precision counts. It’s a slow process, and the anticipation keeps me very much engaged.”

Kelly Guthrie was born and raised in Oregon, December 1961. Her mother was a painter. Her father loved wood working: he would frame the masterpieces she created. Her artistic talents are a gift from both parents. Guthrie will display reproduction prints created by pushdot in frames made by Guthrie’s sister, Carolyn Guthrie.


November 2, 2012
January 25, 2013
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Pushdot Studio
2505 SE 11th Avenue Suite 104
Portland, OR 97202 United States
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