4 Women 4 Views: From the High Desert

November 2, 2011 - February 26, 2012

Four artists, Pam Jersey Bird, Patricia Clark, Judy Hoiness, and Ingrid Lustig from Central Oregon express the dramatic landscape where they live with four unique voices.

Using acrylic, block print, collagraph, monotype, and mixed media, the four women draw inspiration from the fascinating landscape of Oregon’s High Desert extending to the Columbia River Gorge. All four artists are professional working artists living in Bend and Sisters who find a true simpatico in how they interpret and express landscape. Although abstract in style, their paintings, drawings and prints evoke the land and water and invite the viewer to enjoy a different view of landscape through the artists’ eyes. As Bird states, “I want to take my paintings beyond representational accuracy, from what is perceived to what is experienced.” The art pieces are not just about making art, but are expressions of reverence toward Oregon’s unique land and curiosity of how it functions and changes.


Ingrid Lustig, Ghost Bird, mixed media on canvas.



Pam Jersey Bird, Waltzing Water 1, acrylic on canvas.



Patricia Clark, Desert Landscape Series #3, mixed media on paper.



Judy Hoiness, Impressions of the Columbia River, acrylic on board.