First Friday Artwalk in Newberg is this Friday, May 6th from 5 pm until 9pm. Please join us and enjoy fine wine poured by Evergreen Vineyards, tasty snacks provided by Bella Casa Real Estate Group and view the intricate and unique papercut art by Corvallis artist Anna Tewes.
The following bio is borrowed from Anna’s website www.annatewes.com.
My interest in nature, nurture and design are expressed in each of my paper collages. I am fascinated with symmetry and the use of repetitive shapes. I am inspired by the wondrous wisdom in contrasts, such as water carving stone or a bud taking shelter from the wind and gaining warmth from a stone. My collages are both representational and fantasy with a strong use of pattern. My favorite art movements are Art Nouveau and Japonisme.
There are so many interesting and diverse international papers available today. I probably have one each of them! I love paper!
The papers themselves give me many ideas, just waiting to be interpreted. It takes lots of paper to do what I’m doing.
I have created artwork my whole life. I have worked in pastels, watercolor, weaving, stenciling, printmaking, flower arranging and have also trained as a graphic artist.
My techniques include archival pastes and Chigirie, a Japanese method of paper collage in the creation of my collages. I sometimes combine the mediums of paste papers, acrylics, oil pastels, or colored pencil to enhance specific subjects.
Anna lives and works near Corvallis Oregon. She is a board member of the Corvallis Art Guild. Anna attends several juried art fairs throughout the west coast yearly.