Jolene Sanborn

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See more information on Jolene at the following :
One of a Kind Art Gallery
115 E Railroad Ave Suite 105,
Port Angeles, WA 98362.  


Artist Statement

Nature has always been my passion. Living in the Pacific NW stirs my need for creative expression as I watch salmon returning, observe Swans and Snow Geese wintering in the Skagit Valley or the clouds playing across our mountains. I am driven to paint what I see and feel! I strive to honor the magnificence of our environment in my work. Watercolor provides me with a medium that allows me to express not only the softness of a scene, but also the outrageous colors I experience around me. I hope as you view my work that you will see and feel my emotions about the subjects I paint and be moved, as I was moved.

Artist Bio

My family is full of artist, my father being one of them.  I grew up watching him paint with oils and acrylics.  He was always asking me what I was “seeing” with an artist’s eye.  In 2000 I leapt into watercolor, the medium no one in my family had tackled and I haven’t looked back! I am self-taught for the most part but have worked with several Washington artists.  They each have had a profound impact on my work.  They are Judith McNea, Owen Hall, Deanne Lemley, Ann Breckon, Nancy Taylor Stonington, Eric Wiengardt and Kay Barnes.


My work is or has been displayed at the following galleries and exhibitions:

Currently One of A Kind Art Gallery, Port Angeles, WA
Currently Wild Birds Unlimited, Gardiner, WA
Currently Blue Whole Gallery, Sequim, WA
April-July 2020 NWWS Waterworks Unchained Membership Exhibition, Birgit O’Connor Juror
2017-2020 Old Alcohol Factory, Port Hadlock, WA
2017 Northwind Arts Center Artist Showcase, Port Townsend, WA
2016-2017 Blackwater Trading Co. Gig Harbor, WA
2016 Olympic Peninsula Art Asso. Members Exhibition, Third Place     Sequim, WA
2015 Sequim Arts Members Exhibition-People’s Choice Award,   Sequim, WA
2015-2017 The Heatherton Gallery Port Angeles, WA
2014-2015 The American Art Gallery Tacoma, WA
2014 NWWS International Open Exhibition, Seattle, WA
2013 NWWS Waterworks, Seattle, WA
2013 EAFA Members Show – People’s Choice Award, Seattle, WA
2013-2014 NWWS – Overlake Hospital, Bellevue, WA
2012 NWWS Waterworks, Seattle, WA
2001-2004 Issaquah Art Gallery Invitational Shows, Issaquah, WA
2004 Performing Arts Eastside Art Exhibition, Bellevue, WA