Join artists Kristin Shauck and Tim Liddiard at the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum as they open their latest exhibit “Of Two Minds: A Collaborative Exploration Between Tim Liddiard and Kristin Shauck.” The exhibit will open this Saturday, December 3 at 6:00 p.m.

Tim Liddiard was born in Chihuahua, Mexico and moved to the United States when he was 15 years old. He lived and studied in Texas and Utah before relocating to the Northwest. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Portland State University in Oregon, and has been taking art classes and practicing art for fifteen years. His artmaking approach is process based and is strongly influenced by his broad work experience, including garment dyeing, working in construction, teaching, and truck driving. He has exhibited his artwork regionally in the state of Oregon.

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Painting by Tim Liddiard

Kristin Shauck holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing (magna cum laude) from Baylor University in Waco, Texas (1989) and a Masters of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing from Texas A&M Commerce (1993). Having taught at the college level in both Texas and South Dakota for over a decade prior to relocating to the Northwest, she is currently in her thirteenth academic year teaching painting, drawing, and design at Clatsop Community College in Astoria, where she also serves as founding director of Au Naturel: the Nude in the 21st Century, an annual international competition of figurative art. She has exhibited her own artwork in various regional and national exhibitions as well as internationally in England, Japan, and India.

The exhibit is an exploration of both artists varied past and experience. Each piece is an inspiration of color. Liddiard says, “Inspired by color field paintings as a springboard for my explorations, I am interested in experimenting with how colors interact, starting with simpler color combinations and progressing to more complex.” The show integrates Shauck’s own philosophy and love of nature as well. Shauck says,” Since my childhood, I have always felt a deep connection to and fascination with animals of all kinds, from the tiniest insect to the largest mammals, and have always experienced a profound sense of both awe and joy while in their presence. I seek to capture the essence of both humans and animals by beginning each painting with a very spontaneous, gestural approach, drawing initially with either chalk or directly with a brush, and progressing with many obsessive layers of vibrant color.”

The exhibit will be on display from December 3 through February of 2017.

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