I love to set up my easel in some beautiful place far from the city and paint as long as I have the light. During the last ten years I have done a lot of backcountry painting and less studio work in an effort to develop my personal voice as a landscape painter.
Several series of large “plein air” canvases emerged from this solo work. The “Cascade Suite” includes eight 30×40 works on permanent exhibit at Totem Lake Family Practice in Kirkland. The “Mount Rainier,” “Skagit and Sound,” and “Snoqualmie, Skykomish, and Index” series have been displayed at a Children’s Hospital Benefit exhibit, as well as a solo exhibit at the Carpenter House in Cle Elum, WA.
As an active member of the Northwest art community, I have served as both President and a board member of the Parklane Gallery Artist Cooperative in Kirkland, WA. I am also a member of the High Country Artist’s Association in Cle Elum, WA. My training includes a Bachelor of Art degree from the University of Washington (1996), as well as illustration studies in Maryland in the 1980s. Teaching art to people from 3 to 85 years of age has been a joy as well.
I do commissions and find it rewarding to express an individual’s dream of a beautiful landscape or floral painting to hang in their home or office.
Virginia Van Boven