The Greenspot Tea House and Art Gallery will be featuring Nita Johnson, Teresa Hsu and Gail Janes at its April/May
art exhibit. Learn more about each artist below.
Nita Johnson began painting after the death of her mother who was an artist and art teacher. She has studied three years with Marti Mathis, a watercolor specialist as well as with Albert Murky. In addition, she has taken several workshops from Stella Cantfield of Romania and from Val Peterson, Derek Grundy and Nina Dempsy. She has corresponded with Terry Harrison in England and at present is in contact with Willa Mcneill of North Carolina who worked with the late Zoltan Zsabo. Nita also is working with and receiving advice from Australian artist Phillip Chirmara. She belongs to the Poulsbo Art League and has successfully sold works at art fairs, craft shows and private showings at various venues. At present she is working on several private commissions. This will be her
first public showing of her works at an art Gallery.
Teresa Hsu grew up in Taiwan and graduated in Spanish Language and Literature from Tamkang University in Taiwan. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. After relocating to Seattle over 35 years ago, she has traveled extensively in Asia, Europe, S. America and has taught Chinese Culture,Language and Literature in Hong Kong, Charleston and Tacoma. She enjoys western and eastern art that enriches life. She believes there is an artist in each one of us.
In order to resonate with the meaningful “Call To Local Artists ” project of Green Spot Tea House, Teresa happily
shares her artwork with our community. These two spontaneous pieces were done after her 2006 Japan trip. They are about ” Zen in Practice” and ” Zen Living “.
Gail Janes. I enjoy the process of manipulating colors, shapes, values and textures with collage techniques. I feel that the composition has more impact if I adopt the “less is more” philosophy.
My greatest pleasure, though, is creating textures. My creative sources are from both natural and man made environments. I find it a exciting challenge to search for new way to create textural surfaces, not only with paint and paper, but with found objects such as sand, pieces of metal, mesh, threads, foil, lace, nails, etc. The creating of collages are for me an adventure!