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Two painters with French influences, Peggy Brunton and Phillipe Permain
will exhibit a group of summer-themed paintings at Jeffrey Moose Gallery,
1333 5th Ave, Rainier Square in downtown Seattle from August 1st through
September 1st. Also exhibiting will be Bainbridge ceramist Rick Stafford showing semi-transparent Neriage porcelain. A reception for the artists will
be held on Friday, August 10th from 5:30 to 8:30 PM in the gallery.
Oil on canvas
Ms. Brunton paints impressionist oils on canvas, concentrating on
floral still lives, landscapes and garden scenes, and, recently, maritime
images, which are fully animated sometimes to the point of visionary. Her
forceful command of a genre that has been considered the domain of painters
like Renoir, Monet and Van Gogh has led her works into collections such as
The Moscow Museum of Modern Art, well known for their comprehensive
collection of impressionist paintings, the United States Embassy in London,
the prestigious Instituto De Espana in Madrid, and several corporate and
museum collections. Ms. Brunton's paintings have been received
enthusiastically in Jeffrey Moose Gallery and venues curated by Mr. Moose,
including Painted Table restaurant, the Alexis Hotel, the Crepe De Paris
restaurant and Street of Dreams in both King and Pierce Counties.
Last summer, Ms. Brunton attended Cambridge University in England where
she followed an intensive summer course in Art History.
Mr. Permaine has a classical fine arts background, with extensive
professional experience both in Europe and the US. His schooling in Belgium
included studies in Art History, Cartooning and Philosophy at the Institut
Saint Luc. His work has been published in collateral from the distinguished
Alliance Francaise. In his first professional art job in the US, he worked
for well known Colorado artist Vance Kirkland in a top administrative
"Friday Evening Regatta"
Watercolor on paper
Permain's work is classical approach to French paint application: he has
strokes from the Impressionists combined with the big picture perspective of
American Hudson Valley School painters and the charm of the 18th Century
French landscape artists. His focus on boats and Marine art comes from his
extensive experience as a Sailboat racer on the Mediterranean coast. The
paintings have a no-nonsense charm and a purness of observation that is
unforgettable. Recent forays into pastoral landscape and imagery involving
people will also be on display
Pond Series Tray
Rick Stafford's unusual, glass-like objects are decorated and composed of
various shades of naturally colored clay, an ancient Japanese technique
known as "Neriage". "The Pond Series", A new group of trays, platters, tea
services and porcelain "paintings" feature images of waterlillies, lilly
pads and Dragon Flies. Mr. Stafford was trained in a wide variety of
European and Asian techniques at Central Washinton University by Northwest
ceramic legend Richard Fairbanks.