Monday, November 23, 2015

Nature's Intelligence Series

Nature's Intelligence 4
Acrylic and Collage
Artist: Linda Rothchild Ollis

Still having fun with leaf explorations.
Honing my design focus, I have challenged myself
to create paintings with a simple design shape,
while using a variety of leaf textures.

Nature's Intelligence 2

Title: Nature's Intelligence 2
Medium: Mixed Acrylic and Collage
Artist: Linda Rothchild Ollis
Size: 20 x 20 inches

This is the second of the leaf exploration paintings
and this painting and the one featured in September's
post were accepted at the Rental Sales Gallery /
Portland Art Museum, for their
Fall Show.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Nature's Intelligence - Exploration

Detail: Nature's Intelligence 3 - Acrylic & Mixed Media
Artist - Linda Rothchild Ollis

Exploring the possibilities of printing leaves led
to this painting. Susan Greenbaum, taught me about
a collage paper that is incredibly thin.
It is called "Food Wrap" 12 x 12 inches and
available at Cash&Carry.
I enjoyed using it in this painting, which will
be at the Portland Art Museum, Rental Sales Gallery.
Opening Reception: Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 - 5-8 pm

Susan Greenbaum is an amazing collage and acrylic
artist who will be featured at Art Elements in Newberg,
Join me at her opening reception on
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015    5-7pm.
Enjoy her work at

Saturday, August 8, 2015

More First Thursday, Friends and Fun!

My wonderful neighbors Roy, Myra and Yvonne!

Thanks to my friends Dan and Patty for stopping by!

First Thursday, Family, Friends and Fun!

John Michael Ollis and Erin Grabowski helped me celebrate!

Liz Thoresen and Linda

Christopher B Mooney - Art of Trade Show

Congratulations Chris on being honored with Best 
of Show Award.
Chris B. Mooney is an artist I have admired
and had the pleasure of seeing at galley openings for
years. The three paintings he submitted for this show
are shown with Chris in the photo above.
Definitely worth seeing in person.

Art of Trade Show - Gallery 903

Linda Rothchild Ollis - Art of Trade Show 

What a delightful VIP Opening Reception on Aug. 5th!
The Port of Portland, in conjunction with Gallery 903,
offered a show that not only provides art about the
working waterfront, but also helps raise scholarship
money for deserving PCC students.

Great art, amazing food and even better with friends.
Chris Mooney, Linda, Steve Ollis, Jodie and David Martz

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Join me Aug 6th - 6-9PM Gallery Reception

I am grateful to show my work with 
this fine group of artists and to Gallery 903 for 
working in conjunction with the Port of Portland
to present this show.
Check out the show website (It works great on my 
computer...not so much on my cell phone)

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Cindy Briggs and Theresa Goesling - NWWS 2015

Cindy Briggs, Linda Rothchild Ollis, Theresa Goesling
on the Daniel Smith Tour Field Trip.

Many thanks to Cindy Briggs and Theresa Goesling
for giving 5 years of planning and their lives to co-chair
a dynamite event for the Northwest Watercolor
Society, in Seattle, Washington - July 10 -12  2015.
This event brought artists from across the country and
Canada to celebrate the finest art, exchange ideas, and
learn from each other.
I met new art friends from British Columbia, Sequim, WA,
and Seattle, WA. I am grateful to have been a presenter
because it offered the opportunity to connect with
so many talented artists.

From the Daniel Smith Tour, Retrospective Book,
Artist's Reception, Vendor Fair, Workshops
to the Gala Banquet and much more, it was great!
Plus, our central location at the Crowne Plaza Hotel
put us within walking distance of the Washington State
Convention Center which is displaying
The NWWS 75th International Exhibition.

I am honored to have my painting
"Newport 925 15c" (see earlier post)
included in this group of 86 that was selected
from 601 entries.

Mark your calendar and plan to see these original
paintings from artists from USA, Canada, Taiwan,
Malaysia, India, Turkey and Belarus
until September 29, 2015. at the:

Washington State Convention Center
800 Convention Place
Seattle, WA 98101
Call for hours on the day you will be visiting:

Cindy and Theresa did not ask me to mention this,
but I have attended their workshop and
demontrations and know you will enjoy this.
Here is a link that will delight
all artists and wanna be artists.
Check out Cindy and Theresa's site for classes and

"Make Everyday a Painting" offers free art instruction
and previews of their teaching style. In addition
read about their travel adventure workshops in Italy,
France Spain, Greece, Quebec, Croatia, Turkey,
The East Coast, California, Oregon, Washington and more!