SPOTLIGHT: Painter Cary Jurriaans featured in ‘Let’s Talk Art’

Posted in Feature, Spotlight, Visual Art

Whidbey Life Magazine
Feb. 7, 2013

Jurriaans is currently workiing on this painting, "Apples and Pears" in her Langley studio. (Photos courtesy of the artist)

Jurriaans is currently workiing on this painting, “Apples and Pears” in her Langley studio. (Photos courtesy of the artist)

Whidbey Life Magazine member and painter Cary Jurriaans was one of the first artists to use the “New Wave” palette, which she acquired from New Wave Fine Art Products. Recently, Jurriaans was interviewed by the company and is featured in an article it did for its “Let’s Talk Art” newsletter. You can read it here.

Jurriaans said she ran into the brothers who started the New Wave palette business at a workshop – “Weekend with the Masters” in San Diego, hosted by American Artist Magazine.

The brothers saw her using the palette and that’s how the interview came about.

“I am pretty tickled as the other artists that they interviewed are very high up,” Jurriaans said.

You may have heard of the artist through her Whidbey Island Fine Arts Studio, housed behind her and her husband’s home in Langley.

Check out the WLM directory to connect to the website for upcoming classes, including one Jurriaans mentioned for “real beginners” taught by Lauren Atkinson of Freeland.

Some of the artists Jurriaans mentioned who will be coming to teach at the studio workshops include Michael Workman  and his “Plein Air To Studio”; Joe Paquet, John Budicin, who will teach “Plein Air”; and Zhaoming Wu, “The Luminous Figure.”

“All fabulous painters,” Jurriaans said.

She also advised not to forget Dreama Tolle Perry’s “For The Love of Color,” which already has a waiting list.

There are far too many workshops and other classes to mention here, so go to the site and see the long list of both local teachers and off-island guests.

Jurriaans work can be seen at the Brackenwood Gallery in downtown Langley and at the Cole Gallery in Edmonds. Some new paintings will also be shown at the Prima Bistro restaurant, also in Langley.

As for this painter’s goals she says: “My New Year’s resolution is to paint more for moi!”

(Pictured at top: The artist in her studio with her New Wave palette.)

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