Annie Kaill's is featuring two amazing artists from Skagway, Alaska this month: Courtenay Birdsall Clifford and Tamar Harrison! Courtenay paints Alaskan scenes in watercolor and acrylic, while Tamar uses driftwood to create art pieces and a combination of mixed metals, ivory and found objects to create her unique jewelry.
Courtenay Birdsall Clifford was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. With artists for parents, she got an early start in the arts and has played with various mediums and subject matter throughout the years. Now working primarily in a blend of watercolor and acrylic, she finds unending inspiration in the Alaskan landscape and seeks to capture the lush textures and vivid colors of nature.
Courtenay offers a selection of art prints, both open and limited editions. Southeast Alaska landscapes and wildlife are primary subject matter for her paintings. For this month's show, Courtenay has several original
paintings available, as well as three brand new prints being
released for the exhibition - check them out!
Tamar Harrison's unique driftwood art is inspired by the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness. We first got to know Tamar's work through her tree ornaments and sculptures. Those are amazing but she offers so much more - a wide variety of ornaments, earrings, wall art, and large sculptures.
Having been forced to slow down with all the challenges of 2020, Tamar has had the opportunity to seek happiness in small things.
Tamar tells us: "The inspiration for this show is simplicity and birds. To capture the movement of a hummingbird's beating wing with one tiny piece of driftwood brings me great joy. To play with driftwood in new ways has been fun, who knew a tree root could be reminiscent of a ribbons curl? The ornamental masks whilst taking inspiration from birds, also evoke memories of past costume parties, and get me excited for a time when we can dress up, gather together and dance again."
We're excited to be featuring these two great Alaskan women artists for August!
The exhibition will open on First Friday, August 7. Come visit in person or view the new work on our socials: New work will be posted on our Facebook and Instagram.
For more information, visit www.anniekaills.com.