Every Month our office holds space for an Artist of the Month. We display their work at our Mill Creek Town Center location for the whole month. Its a great opportunity for the artist! We love supporting our community and this is just one way of showing how much we love it.
This month for November we have an artist by the name of Jim Schleis. He specializes in acrylic painting and loves to add texture, depth and liveliness to each one of his canvas he creates. Jim was born in 1939 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. He started his artistic endeavors in the ‘50’s with painting, pottery, and stagecraft projects. He started with water colors but is exclusive to only acrylic medium. He only paints subjects he has personally seen and photographed, most often using landscapes or tourist subjects observed while traveling. His paintings portray subjects found in the United States, England, Germany, Holland, and Turkey. Jim has a theatrical background in over 100 productions including scenery design, scenery and set construction, scene painting and decoration, lighting design and execution, and technical direction. He has participated in many workshops becoming a mentor and tutor to art teachers and young aspiring artists along the way. His work has been shown at the Bothell Arts Fair and in the High Country Artists associates members art shows at the Carpenter House Museum in Cle Elum and various other venues in Kittitas, King, and Snohomish counties. You can visit his website to view more of his incredible work at jimschleisart.com.
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