Studio: Pond Studio
Studio Address: 4554 Lopez Avenue, Port Townsend
Teacher/Instructor: Yes (see bottom of page)
Past exhibits and events with Northwind
2016 Art Port Townsend Studio Tour | 2015 Art in the Library | 2014 Art and the Word | 2014 Earth Matters
A strong sense of place informs my paintings as relics of my imagination involving both my inner and outer worlds. The land and sea as I have known it all my life is under siege by environmental concerns. There’s an urgency to visually capture the simple pleasure and deep connection to this special place to help sustain the natural beauty and valued natural resources for our future. Sometimes my paintings are informed by many recurrent dreams such as returning to the resort or packing for a journey home where a familiar landscape is always part of the narrative.
Linda Okazaki born in Elma, Washington in 1947 has lived most of her adult life in Washington having graduated from WSU with both a BA and MFA. She taught painting in the Fine Arts department at WSU and also briefly at The Evergreen State College. Presently she is teaching at Port Townsend School of the Arts. She moved from Pullman to Port Townsend in 1980, attracted by the natural beauty and rich cultural life. Her familiar iconic images developed from commissions from Centrum, Wooden Boat Foundation, and the Port Townsend Film Festival. Okazaki’s work is also held in collections at the Seattle Art Museum, Microsoft, City of Seattle, Washington State Arts Commission and Jefferson Museum of Art.
Pond Studio is open by appointment to view Linda Okazaki’s paintings, prints, drawings and archival prints.
Watercolor and Oil Painting, Drawing: Classes vary throughout the year. I teach a watercolor class at Port Townsend School of the Arts (PTSA Port Townsend School of the Arts, Bldg #306, Fort Worden Campus). This class is open to beginners and advanced. One can view class syllabus on Art Dialogue Linda Okazaki on Facebook to preview class work. Paint for fun event: A sunflower tote bag, August 20, 2016 at PTSA ages 12 to all adults.