Calm Living is a local, woman-owned home décor and furniture store in the heart of Redmond. The store specializes in curated, stylish furniture, home accents, décor, books, ceramics, and art with an emphasis on Pacific Northwest women-owned brands and products.
Address: 16175 Cleveland St Suite 103, Redmond, WA 98052
Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Art Exhibit Information
Encaustic paintings by Jen Chambers
Jen Chambers Art
Jen Chambers was born and raised in the Northwest. After obtaining her degree in interior design she recognized that in addition to expressing herself through design she could also enhance and convey her perspective through art. Jen found her true passion as a mixed media artist in 2005 and has never looked back. She is constantly viewing the world through her own artistic lens and is greatly inspired by textures that are found in the natural landscape. She draws from her interpretation of nature and strives to interlace movement with serenity through both common and abstract forms.
Jen works with acrylic mixed medias as well as encaustics. Her style, although always highly textural, ranges greatly, allowing her freedom in artistic experimentation, resulting in constant evolution.
Beth Ann Lawson Art
As an artist, I am often asked by people unfamiliar with my work to describe it.
"Are they landscapes? Portraits? Do you paint abstracts?"
Right or wrong, I've settled on the term "modern impressionism", as I think that probably most deftly expresses my style of painting; not exactly representational, but certainly not abstract as we know it in the modern age.
As far as subject matter, I tend to paint whatever inspiration sparks, so my paintings tend to tie together through style rather than subject. I could be working on an urban street scene from Seattle or a San Francisco landmark at the same time I might be painting the inside of a dishwasher or a bowl of oranges, but hopefully those who know my work can often recognize it.
The number one thing I strive for in each of my pieces is, "What is it about this painting that makes you want to keep looking at it?" I want you to have a piece of art that keeps engaging long after you adopt it into your collection. I hope you're able to find something new every time you catch it from a different angle or rehang it somewhere new.
So, I attack the work like a giant, intricate puzzle, taking apart an image and piecing it back together using familiar shapes and color, but.... the trick is only doing a part of the work. I always leave a small part for you, metaphorically leaving out the last pieces of the puzzle for you to complete with your own imagination and ideas ...and memories.
I've been painting nearly all my life. As a young girl, I often accompanied my father into "the city" from the East Bay, helping him lug his many gorgeous, oil painted canvases and heavy easels from the large trunk of his blue Maverick into the colorful atmosphere and characters of the Embarcadero Square. A street artist in San Francisco, my father surrounded himself each and every weekend with authentic working/starving artists and craftsmen. Those years of raw creativity and sacrifice for one's art left its indelible impression.
I took a more practical (? debatable) path, majored in design, and found my way to Seattle where I worked as a textile and graphic designer for decades, always dabbling in something personally creative on the side to keep my ideas flowing. It wasn't until the untimely death of my father in 2011 that I returned to my love of painting on canvas, this time bigger and bolder than I have ever gone before.
I’m an painter from Belarus. I came to the US almost two years ago. These years were tough and long but painting is the one thing that keeps me motivated and gives me strength.
She is a watercolor artist based in Newcastle, WA and has been painting for over 15 years. She is inspired by the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest and places she's traveled. She especially loves creating art for others, capturing special places and cherished life moments. As an educator, she combined her two passions by teaching art in her three kids' classrooms while they were in school, and still enjoys sharing her love of art with students. You can view her work on Instagram @jayme.morrisonart (3rd attachment)
Logan lives in New York City and works as a fashion photographer; however, she has always had a love for art. Over the years she has continuously experimented with new mediums including painting and experimental photography. She loves creating new work inspired by nature and color.