Everett exhibit features ‘slice of life’ paintings

Aug 02, 2017
Courtesy of: the Snohomish County Arts Commission “Cowboy,” by Angela Bandurka.

Some 29 of award-winning Snohomish County artist Angela Bandurka’s paintings are now on display in the lobby of the Robert J. Drewel Building, 3000 Rockefeller Ave. in Everett.

The Snohomish County Arts Commission exhibit is open during business hours through September.

“I try to paint the world as I see it, or as I would like to see it,” Bandurka said.

Each painting represents a slice of life lived within or just outside of Snohomish County: a reflective moment in boyhood, the intense concentration of a tennis serve, a brothers’ tentative steps into a cold lake.

“I am drawn to painting the portrait, as I enjoy the passive and active roles I can have in people’s lives while painting them,” Bandurka said. “Even in my studio work, I paint each scene like it’s a portrait, cropping in close to get a more intimate setting.”

Bandurka’s paintings also capture the playful cheer of Northwest “companions,” including animals, beer and fries, as well as ingredients for spicy guacamole.

“Whatever the subject matter, my first step is to achieve a good drawing,” she said.

“After prepping my surface, I paint all my darkest values, building up the values until I put the final, lightest highlights in. Value, light and color are strong elements in all my work, with design an important factor, as well.”

Bandurka’s work has been exhibited in shows throughout the United States and Canada. Her work is in the collections of Bartell Drugs, Costco Wholesale, Garrigan Lyman Design Group, and more.

She is a Signature Member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters and a participating member of Artist Connect, Eastside Association of Fine Artists, Mukilteo Arts Guild and SeattleArtists.com. Bandurka is represented by Cole Gallery in Edmonds.

See more of her work at http://www.angelabandurka.com/.

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