Artists

George Villasenor: Craftsman

Linda Villasenor could only laugh when she heard her husband George proclaim that he was going to replace the furniture in their 1920s house because he wanted a “new look.”

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Sam Roloff – Following a dream

Sam Roloff has realized there comes a point in everyone’s life where they either settle into a predictably safe routine or adventure into the direction of their dreams. After owning

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Deanna Lautenbach – Too HIP To Be Square

Deanna Lautenbach – Too HIP To Be Square

Deanna Lautenbach is an abstract artist who uses unconventional tools to make beautiful pieces of art. She creates art that is then displayed at Hip Furniture in Portland. She is passionate about what she does; and her art is unique and one of a kind. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself? I […]

George Villasenor: Craftsman

George Villasenor: Craftsman

Linda Villasenor could only laugh when she heard her husband George proclaim that he was going to replace the furniture in their 1920s house because he wanted a “new look.” Luckily for her, George Villasenor has the talent to construct exquisite furniture. A designer and master craftsman for Villasenor Studio in West Salem, George has […]

Sam Roloff – Following a dream

Sam Roloff – Following a dream

Sam Roloff has realized there comes a point in everyone’s life where they either settle into a predictably safe routine or adventure into the direction of their dreams. After owning a web design company, Sam, 47, recently decided to pursue his art career full-time. Wanting to live without any regrets is what inspired him to […]

George Perrou – Channeling his reality

George Perrou – Channeling his reality

“I had a troubled and tumultuous childhood,” he said. “To escape it, I would watch Warner Bros.’ cartoon like Pepe Le Pew, Elmer Fudd and Sylvester the Cat,” George said. “I was more drawn to the environments the characters lived in and I would fantasize I was living in that environment instead of where I […]

Carol DuVernois – Art for the artist

Carol DuVernois – Art for the artist

Portlander, Carol DuVernois quickly scans the varied styles of her art displayed in her studio/bedroom. There are acrylic paintings of jazz musicians, a skeleton standing on a mound of skulls and portraits of people she knows. Her eclectic artwork is why she cannot write an artist statement. “I could never sum up everything I do. […]

Toby Nguyen: Photographer

Toby Nguyen: Photographer

Fashion Fantasy Photographer A recent graduate of George Fox University, Toby Nguyen is excited, if not a little surprised, at his budding photography career. “I never thought of it as my main source of income,” he says. “I thought I would be working as a graphic designer or in marketing.” Mostly self-taught, 23-year-old Nguyen first […]

Micki Shampang-Voorhies: Sculptor

Micki Shampang-Voorhies: Sculptor

Steel Sculptor of Kinky Shoes It all started with a witch and a pair of red shoes. No, the story is a little different than the one you’re thinking of, but for sculptor Micki Shampang-Voorhies, it also has a happy ending. Shampang-Voorhies, a resident of Blue River, OR, first got her start working with steel […]

Robin Damore: Painter

Robin Damore: Painter

Fine Portrait Artist Robin Damore was 45 years old when she first picked up a paintbrush. At the time, she was part owner of an advertising agency and had been drawing on the side for a few years. Encouraged by the progress she was making with her drawings, Damore signed up for a week long […]