Pamela Browning’s “How Long” was inspired by the killing of George Floyd.

Pamela Browning’s “How Long” was inspired by the killing of George Floyd.

Collage, oil paintings featured at Port Townsend Gallery

Pamela Browning and Stephanie K. Johnson on display

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Gallery is featuring artists with contrasting styles during the month of September.

Pamela Browning is a 20-year resident of Port Townsend and a paper collage artist.

She says she takes inspiration from nature, geometry, edges and events. Some of her pieces are made up of hundreds of magazine cut-outs. Others layer paper in geometric and natural shapes that create depth in the piece. And there are those focusing on edges and strips of paper interwoven or laid side-by-side to build an impression of a place, time or action in the viewer’s mind, according to Mitchel Osborne, gallery member, in a press release.

Two of her featured pieces are “1889-2020: How Long,” a piece stimulated by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and her despair over the lack of progress on achieving racial justice, and “90 Degrees,” built by layering magazine, tissue and mulberry papers cut into squares or rectangles, Osborne said.

Stephanie Johnson’s “Pink Peonies and Fruit” aims for the glow of old masters.

Stephanie Johnson’s “Pink Peonies and Fruit” aims for the glow of old masters.

Stephanie K. Johnson is a classically trained artist and graduate of the Aristides Atelier at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle. Her oil paintings emulate the glow and mystery of the old masters.

Johnson’s career began at a young age. She was 12 when she entered her first gallery, Artisans on Taylor in Port Townsend, and by 14 she had incorporated her own business, Osborne said.

“With this exhibition, it is her goal to celebrate the beauty discovered in our natural world. In her nautical still life paintings, she desired to pay tribute to the special town of Port Townsend,” Osborne said.

The Port Townsend Gallery at 715 Water St. is open from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday and is also open by appointment.

For more information, phone 360-379-8110 or see www.porttownsendgallery.com.

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