January 7 – March 18

 

James Kirk, Professor of art, Emeritus, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR, has over fifty years of teaching experience. His career began in Kansas. After his retirement from formal teaching at Western Oregon State College and Oregon State University, he continues to work privately with students at his Monmouth studio.

Kirk’s preferred medium is watercolor, and is known for his figures as well as for still life. Teaching students to see is elemental to creation, but Kirk concerns himself with interpretation over mirror imitation. He prefers to evaluate art based on the elements and principles of design and notes that art is about ideas. It embodies emotion as well as intellect and arouses our pleasure often through arresting disturbance.

 

Watercolor 1
Watercolor 1
Watercolor 2
Watercolor 2
Watercolor 3
Watercolor 3
Watercolor 4
Watercolor 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wqtercolor 5
Watercolor 5
Watercolor 6
Watercolor 6
Watercolor 7
Watercolor 7
Watercolor 8
Watercolor 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watercolor 9
Watercolor 9
Watercolor 10
Watercolor 10
Watercolor 11
Watercolor 11
Watercolor 12
Watercolor 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watercolor 13
Watercolor 13
Watercolor 14
Watercolor 14
Watercolor 15
Watercolor 15
Watercolor 16
Watercolor 16
Watercolor 17
Watercolor 17
Watercolor 18
Watercolor 18
Watercolor 19
Watercolor 19
Watercolor 20
Watercolor 20
Watercolor 21
Watercolor 21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watercolor 22
Watercolor 22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


LOCATION: 2nd floor gallery
Curator: James Kirk