2D Artwork by Cynthia Yatchman

July Online Open Mic

Cynthia Yatchman’s serene and exotic paintings are sure to bring goodness to your day! She captures the many layers to life, the bold and the subtle, creating a sense of magic that rests in the simple beauties.


Artist Statement-In my 2D work, I work primarily with acrylic and latex paints, inks, papers and charcoal. My images contain many diverse layers of meaning from the universal to the specific and personal. My works are often abstract. I am frequently interested in pattern and/or creating a rich sensual surface by making layer upon layer of marks. There is often an unseen history within these layers as images are obscured and revealed. My work frequently gives reference to my experience with nature and I usually have an ongoing series that is more representational focusing on flowers, birds and animals and the human figure. At times my work speaks to issues of social justice, revelation and connection.


Artist:

Cynthia Yatchman is a Seattle based artist and art instructor. With an M.A. in child development and a B. A. in education, she has a strong interest in art education and teaches art to adults, children and families. A former ceramicist, she studied with J.T. Abernathy in Ann Arbor, MI. After receiving her B.F.A. in painting from the University of Washington she changed to 2D work and has stayed there since, working primarily on paintings, prints and collages. Her art is housed in numerous public and private collections and has been shown nationally in California, Connecticut, New York, Indiana, Michigan, Oregon and Wyoming. She has exhibited extensively in the Northwest, including shows at Seattle University, Seattle Pacific University, Shoreline Community College, the Tacoma and Seattle Convention Centers and the Pacific Science Center.

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Instagram: CynthiaYatchmanArt

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Black Lives Matter Artwork by Leonardo Ibanez Valenzuela

July Online Open Mic

Standing up for Black Lives Matter can be in many forms, and each one is important. Today, Leonardo Ibanez Valenzuela shares with us his remarkable BLM artwork to take in and appreciate.



Artist:

Leonardo Ibanez Valenzuela is a Chilean artist living in Venice CA. He makes visual poetry or graphic poetry, as well as masks out of recycled materials.

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Instagram: @19leonardo

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