PORT LUDLOW — An artist who says he “over-tweaks” his acrylic paintings and a jeweler working in gemstones are featured in March by the Port Ludlow Art League.
Bruce Corbridge is the league’s Artist of the Month, and Beth Olson is its Jeweler of the Month.
Fascinated by art
As a child, Corbridge was fascinated by art, drawing cartoon characters, copying illustrations from magazines and “just doodling,” he said.
He studied art and photography in college but earned a degree in electronic technology to pursue technical documentation and web design.
When he retired to Port Ludlow, Corbridge returned to art, converting a shop into an art studio and retraining himself to use acrylics after having worked exclusively with oils in college.
To cope with the more rapid drying time of acrylics, he began using an air brush, taking advantage of the fine mist to do more blending.
His dog, Sergeant, was the subject of his first acrylic painting, which he admits took a couple of tries to get right, as he’s a self-confessed over-tweaker.
“Fortunately, his wife threatens to take his paintings away before he ruins them,” exhibit organizers said.
Olson has specialized in semi-precious stones and sterling silver since the early 1990s, finding time to create when she’s not busy working as a Realtor, remodeling her own home or walking her two rescued dogs, Gypsy and Pico, show organizers said.
In addition to her jewelry, her online exhibit also will feature a collection of art pillows, lampshades and upcycled dolls decorated with beads, fringe, leather, feathers and fur.
Everyone is familiar with the expression, a picture is worth a thousand words, but what motivates artists to create?
Artists often create art based on an inspiration — something felt, seen, heard or read.
In March, members of the Port Ludlow Art League will feature artwork motivated by words from a book, story, poem, song or quote.
Each artist interprets and visually imagines words in different ways, revealing multiple perspectives.
The group art show, “Every Story Paints a Picture,” will be online at www.portludlowart.org.
If you’d like to purchase Corbridge’s artwork, Olson’s jewelry or a piece from the group show, email [email protected] to make a sales appointment with the artist.