Art

Alexandra Becker-Black

Language of Water written by Isabel Zacharias | photographed by Tim Sugden Alexandra Becker-Black lets me in from the rain and we start down the wood stairs; she tucks some

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Aiden Kringen

Art & Acceptance written by Mary Walsh | photographed by Tim Sugden When someone with creative talent expresses their dream of making a career out of their passion, they often

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Alexandra Becker-Black

Alexandra Becker-Black

Language of Water written by Isabel Zacharias | photographed by Tim Sugden Alexandra Becker-Black lets me in from the rain and we start down the wood stairs; she tucks some long hair behind her ear and reminds me again how bad she is at “this stuff.” She means the interview, and when I spin seconds […]

Aiden Kringen

Aiden Kringen

Art & Acceptance written by Mary Walsh | photographed by Tim Sugden When someone with creative talent expresses their dream of making a career out of their passion, they often receive a number of scoffs, eye rolls, and condescending “good luck” wishes. It takes a lot of talent and perseverance to succeed, and twenty-something Aiden […]

Alexander Rokoff – Painter of Souls

Alexander Rokoff – Painter of Souls

written by Courtney Tait photographed by Tim Sugden In his early 20s, Alexander Rokoff found a book of paintings at a Barnes & Noble bookstore by the Norwegian painter Odd Nerdrum. “It was the closest thing I had to a religious experience,” he says. “It gave me hope for my own direction.” As evident in […]

Tim Oakley – Propmaster

Tim Oakley – Propmaster

Portland’s Prop Master Aged dinosaur bones in Jurassic World, crossbows used on Grimm, a time-machine for The Librarians, one-offs for Dark Knight Rises — these are just a few of the props created by Tim Oakley of Oakley Design Studios. As an avid movie, television and comic book fan myself, I was more than a […]

Carole Bordak – Gallery Owner

Carole Bordak – Gallery Owner

Carole Bordak has been Forever Art‘s owner, and purveyor of fine art for 12 years.   She is relaxed, easy going, and some say a bit quirky.  Carole makes Forever Art – forever welcoming.  She makes you feel at home in her gallery.  Upon entering the gallery, you will be warmly greeted with Bordak’s signature upbeat, […]

Richard Thompson – Artist

Richard Thompson – Artist

  Richard Thompson has one of those faces that immediately makes you want to smile. His jovial personality and his strong handshake endear me to him. As we make our way to a nearby coffee shop to conduct my interview, he bombards me with questions about my schooling and plans. As we settle into the […]

Davey Cadaver – Artist

Davey Cadaver – Artist

Sitting at a picnic table outside of a coffeehouse in Southeast Portland, Davey Cadaver exudes the image of a rebellious artist—dressed all in black, jet black dreads, tattoos, and black nail polish. Sipping on his first cup of coffee during our meeting, he admits that 2 p.m. is early for him. Before our interview has […]

Devin Laurence Field – Metal Sculptor

Devin Laurence Field – Metal Sculptor

Large Scale Art; Large Scale Life It’s fair to say Devin Laurence Field has had an adventurous life. Devin, 47, is a sculptor specializing in large-scale fabricated metal art. Before becoming an accomplished artist, he traveled the world and worked a variety of jobs to put him through schooling. He fought forest fires, worked as […]