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Irene Stauffer

Saturday November 8th, 2008 from 6 to 9 PM

Located at: 1718 NW 56th Street, Seattle, WA 98107

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I am a photographer, designer and artist. I work with ancient photographic techniques, modern technology and with traditional art mediums, often combining the ancient with the new and vice versa. My love of simple things in life is reflected in my art, which is minimalist and timeless.

I grew up in Finland, graduated from the University of Helsinki from the School of Pharmacy. While in Helsinki I got married, gave birth to our three children and worked as a pharmacist.

A couple of decades ago when my husband's job took us to USA, I took the opportunity to fulfill my lifelong dream to immerse myself first in studies of art and later working on art.

Our recent stay in Seattle took me to the nature, gave the wings to the 'Tree Sketches' project, and to the water's edge. I started doing simple charcoal sketches of the trees close by. Later I came back to photograph the very same trees, and the project of simple drawings took a turn to mixed media project. I photographed the trees in a way I would draw them, leaving only the stronges lines. Later I continued working on my digital drawing board, and printed these images with pigmented inks on fine, translucent, velvety soft Japanese Kozo paper. Lastly I infused the artwork with encaustic medium (beeswax and damar resin) on wooden art boards. Encaustic adds an organic, handmade surface interest, and it protects the fragile paper allowing the minimalistic presentation.

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Andrew supports the arts!

Over the past few years he has donated hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars to help promote talented artists. As a graduate from Cornish College of the Arts in Music, Andrew understands the challenges an artist faces to become successful in today's environment. That's why he is proud to assist. For more information regarding any of the artists please contact Andrew at (206) 930-8238 or

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