Abstract Vision

March 8th – April 12th
Featuring the work of Cindy Triplett & Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass for Contemporary, abstract watercolors that will spark your imagination.

Cindy Triplett: Is a painter who uses the mediums of watercolor, acrylic and oil paint. Born and raised along the West Coast, she now works inside her studio in Ashland, Oregon, focusing on larger pieces, and in the outdoors, painting oils en plein air. A painter since 1978, landscapes and contemporary abstracts make up the body of work sheis creating. Currently, Cindy is taking a transitional approach into abstract painting, drawing from the natural beauty of the environment. Cindy has received awards from juried art shows in California and Oregon. Her paintings are included in private collections worldwide, including the USA, Canada and Jamaica.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art with a Painting emphasis, and had studied under Robert Alston, AbstractExpressionist, at Southern Oregon University in Ashland Oregon, 1974-1979. With a Master’s degree in Education from SOU, Cindy taught art education to secondary students at high schools in Oregon and California: Crater High School in Central Point, Oregon and Warner Unified Schools in Warner Springs, California. She has taught watercolor classes through community education programs at SOU, Ashland, Rogue Community College in Medford and through private lessons in her home studio.
Her work is documented on the DVD “Plein Air Painters of Santa Ysabel, California” a documentary by Peter Maxwell, 2008. She had operated the Backcountry Art Gallery in Sunshine Summit, California, 2006. Cindy Triplett has judged professional painting competitions, community artists’ shows and school art shows for children. She is currently on the jury committee for the Rogue Gallery in Medford, Oregon.

Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass: From shared experiences in realism, tributes to spirituality and journeys into abstraction: my artwork is aculmination and a sharing of my life experiences, dreams, inner visions, of all I that am. As a third generationArtist I was encouraged to explore and express my creativity at an early age. Predominately, I am awatercolorist; a colorist with a strong emphasis on design. The most important part of a painting for me is themessage or experience that I want to share with the viewer. How I handle this dictates the style and medium that I use. If I can do this with watercolor I will, but I won’t limit myself to just that medium. Born in Wisconsin, I moved to Oregon in 1964, calling the Rogue Valley in Oregon my home since 1972. In 1973, I began to work with watercolor on paper and decided to make it my primary medium. It was 1978 when I received my degree in Art from Southern Oregon State College. A past president, signature and lifetimemember of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, I was greatly honored to receive the 2014 WSO Service Award; I am also a signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society, a lifetime member of the InternationalSociety of Experimental Artists and an associate member of the American and National Watercolor Societies. I have judged Art Exhibitions, presented lectures, art demonstrations, taught classes and critiqued for art organizations as well as individuals. My paintings hang in private collections throughout the United States and around the world. Over the years I have grown and changed with it so have my paintings. Today, I want my artwork to stir or spark something within the viewer, to allow their imaginations to play.