ABOUT THE ARTIST

ARTIST BIO

Angela was born in British Columbia, Canada, and comes from a multi-generational family of passionate artists. She started drawing as a child and completed her first commissioned portrait at 15. After 12 years of corporate experience as a Graphic Artist and Art Director, Angela started painting and instructing full-time. 

Her award-winning work has been exhibited in shows throughout the United States and Canada and is in the collections of Bartell Drugs, Costco Wholesale, Garrigan Lyman Design Group, and more. She is a Signature Master Member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP M), as well as an Associate Member of the American Impressionist Society, National Association of Oil & Acrylic Painters, the Portrait Society of America.

Instructing in acrylic and oil, Angela gives workshops and classes throughout the United States. Her teaching style is to share her passion for art in a mellow, thorough way that is easy to understand for the beginner, but engaging for the experienced artist. Classes include presentations illustrating her key points, demonstrations by the instructor, and hands on painting practice. Students regularly return to her classes for her sense of fun and the thorough notes she provides her students.

Angela is currently represented by Cole Gallery in Edmonds, WA.

artist statement

Paintings are much more than simply a likeness, they are an opportunity to capture a moment. Working from life is a great way to capture that moment and bring it to life, so I rarely use photos in my work.

I am drawn to painting the portrait, as I enjoy the passive and active roles I can have in people's lives while painting them. Even in my studio work, I paint each scene like it's a portrait, cropping in close to get a more intimate setting.

Whatever the subject matter, my first step is to achieve a good drawing. After prepping my surface, I paint all my darkest values, building up the values until I put the final, lightest highlights in. Value, light, and colour are strong elements in all my work, with design an important factor as well.

I try to paint the world as I see it, or as I would like to see it.

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C.V.

Publications

"AcrylicWorks 5, Bold Values", to be produced by NorthLight Books in early 2018

"All Media Art Competition", The Artist's Magazine, July-August 2017

Article in American Art Collector Magazine, July 2016, Issue 129

"AcrylicWorks 2, The Best of Acrylic Painting", edited by Nancy Reyner; produced by NorthLight Books (2015)

"The Indispensable Guide to Acrylics" by Lorena Kloosterboer; produced by Quarto Publishing (2014)

"AcrylicWorks, The Best of Acrylic Painting", edited by Nancy Reyner; produced by NorthLight Books (2014)

"Between The Lines 2014", produced by Edmonds Community College

"Between The Lines 2013", produced by Edmonds Community College

2017 EXHIBITIONS

Holiday Art Sale, 17627 Talbot Road, Edmonds, WA, November 18th, 11-5pm

Tools of the Trade Show, U of O Duck Store, Eugene, OR, November 2017, November 8 & 9, 2017
*HONOR: 2017 Poster Artist

National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic 63rd Annual Exhibition, The Salmagundi Club, NYC, June 26-July 14, 2017 http://bit.ly/2s68kES

National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society Juried On-Line International Exhibition, Spring 2017
http://bit.ly/2qp22yf

Edmonds Art Studio Tour, David Marty Studio, 8508 Talbot Road, Edmonds, WA, September 2017, Sept 16 & 17, 2017

"All Media Art Competition", The Artist's Magazine, July-August 2017
*WINNER: First Prize, Acrylics, for "One Lump or Two"

International Society of Acrylic Painters Eighth Annual International Open Online Show, April 2017 http://bit.ly/1BKXfln

American Impressionist Society Impressions Small Works Showcase, Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA, March 11-25, 2017 http://bit.ly/2nNFB1C

"10th Anniversary Show", Group Show, Cole Gallery, 107 Fifth Ave S., Edmonds, WA, March 11- April 17, 2017

2016 EXHIBITIONS

National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society Juried On-Line International Exhibition, Fall 2016
http://bit.ly/2gtczjr
*WINNER: Merit Award for "Elegant Estate"

"Winter Garden", Group Show, Cole Gallery, 107 Fifth Ave S., Edmonds, WA, Dec 2016

Holiday Art Sale, 17627 Talbot Road, Edmonds, WA, December 4th, 12-5pm

Tools of the Trade Show, U of O Duck Store, Eugene, OR, November 16 & 17, 2016

Edmonds Art Studio Tour, 17627 Talbot Road, Edmonds, WA, September 17 & 18

"Nocturne", Angela Bandurka and Ron Stocke headlining night scenes, Cole Gallery, 107 Fifth Ave S., Edmonds, WA, July. Reception July 16th, 6-8pm.

Edmonds Arts Festival Juried Show, Frances Anderson Center, Edmonds, WA, June 18 & 19

Solo Show, Citrine Health, 2940 W Marine View Dr, Everett, WA, May; Reception May 12, 5-8pm

"9th Anniversary Show", Group Show, Cole Gallery, 107 Fifth Ave S., Edmonds, WA, March

2015 exhibitions

"A Joyful Repast - Food and Wine in Art", Group Show, Cole Gallery, 107 Fifth Ave S., Edmonds, WA, November-December 2015

Holiday Art Sale, 17627 Talbot Road, Edmonds, WA, November 22, 2015

Edmonds Art Studio Tour, 17627 Talbot Road, Edmonds, WA, September 19 & 20, 2015

International Society of Acrylic Painters Sixth Annual International Open Online Show 2015: http://bit.ly/1BKXfln
*BEST OF SHOW for "A Quiet Moment"
*HONOURABLE MENTION for "Like Father, Like Daughter"

"Sublime Life - The Figure in Narrative", Group Show, Cole Gallery, 107 Fifth Ave S., Edmonds, WA, March-April 2015

"8th Anniversary Show", Group Show, Cole Gallery, 107 Fifth Ave S., Edmonds, WA, February-March 2015

2014 exhibitions

"Contemporary Realism", Cole Gallery, 107 Fifth Ave S., Edmonds, WA, November-December 2014

Edmonds Art Studio Tour, 17627 Talbot Road, Edmonds, WA, September 20 & 21, 2014

"Tennis", Fountainhead Gallery, 625 West McGraw St., Seattle, WA, September 4-28, 2014

"Essence Portrait Exhibit", Fountainhead Gallery, 625 West McGraw St., Seattle, WA, June 5-28, 2014

National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society Third Juried Art Exhibition: On-Line International Spring 2014 http://bit.ly/Q4zy76, May 2014
*WINNER: Merit Award for "Sketch & Sip"

Faso BoldBrush Painting Competition, February 2014, http://bit.ly/1rTutuQ
*WINNER: FAV15% for "Searching for Booty"

"Anniversary Show", Cole Gallery, 107 Fifth Ave S., Edmonds, WA, January-February 2014

"RED Show", Infinity Art Gallery, Online show: http://bit.ly/Q4DkNY, January 2014
*FINALIST: "Evening Tea"

Mill Creek Artwalk: Artisan Art & Frame, Mill Creek Town Center: ongoing

Starbucks, 196th St SW in Lynnwood, September 2009 - Jun 2014

2013 exhibitions

"The Lively Still Life", Cole Gallery, 107 Fifth Ave S., Edmonds, WA, November-December 2013

Edmonds Art Studio Tour, 17627 Talbot Road, Edmonds, WA, September 21 & 22, 2013

16th Annual ISAP Juried Open International Exhibition, Paso Robles, CA, August 1 - September 3, 2013
*WINNER: Jack Richeson Materials Award for "A Splendid Repast"

Mill Creek Artwalk: Artisan Art & Frame, Mill Creek Town Center, July 11, 2013

Solo Show, Artisan Art & Frame, Mill Creek Town Center, July 2013

Fresh Air Artists Festival, Cle Elum, WA, July 13-19, 2013
*WINNER: First Place for "Hard Hat Area"
*WINNER: Something To Smile About Award for "Burger Joint"
*WINNER: Second Place for Quick Draw Competition


Edmonds Arts Festival, Juried Gallery, Edmonds, WA, June 14-16, 2013

Solo Show: Carpenter House Museum, Cle Elum, WA, May 3-30th, 2013. Opening Reception May 4th, Time TBD.

5th Annual Open ISAP International On Line Juried Exhibition: http://bit.ly/Rjtd8G, April 8th, 2013.

Faso BoldBrush Painting Competition, April 2013, http://bit.ly/1ncVj3t
*WINNER: FAV15% for "Golden Teacups"

Faso BoldBrush Painting Competition, May 2013, http://bit.ly/1nX5nO0
*WINNER: Outstanding Acrylic for "Revitalizing"

First Glance Show: Cole Gallery, 107 Fifth Ave S., Edmonds, WA, March 1st-29th, 2013. Artist's Reception,March 21st, 5-8pm.

Starbucks, Richmond Beach, WA, February-March, 2013

Annual Anniversary Show, Cole Gallery, 107 Fifth Ave S., Edmonds, WA, January 12, 2013 - February 18, 2013. Opening Night January 12th, 6:30-9pm.

Hanson Scott Gallery, 121 Prefontaine Pl S, Seattle, December 5-February 2, 2013

Starbucks, 196th St SW in Lynnwood, September 2009 - present

2012 exhibitions

Holiday Sale, Joint sale with Barbara Wyatt, 17627 Talbot Road, Edmonds, WA, December 9th, 12-5pm

Hanson Scott Gallery, 121 Prefontaine Pl S, Seattle, December 5-February 2, 2013

5th Annual ISAP Signature Member's Show, November-December
*WINNER: Best of Show for "Insomniac". Award was mentioned in the Thanksgiving Sunday edition of the Seattle Times.

Savour Specialty Foods, 2242 NW Market Street, Seattle, November-December

Mukilteo Art & Frame, TREES: Group Show, 11700 Mukilteo Speedway, Ste 408, Mukilteo, November-December

Umpqua Building, Group Show, Corner of I-405 and 8th Ave, Bellevue, WA, November-December

One Day's Wages Gala Auction, Friday, November 30th at McCaw Hall, Seattle, WA

NEW GALLERY REPRESENTATION: Hanson Scott Gallery, 121 Prefontaine Pl S, Seattle, WA, September 2012 to present

Edmonds Art Studio Tour, 17627 Talbot Road, Edmonds, WA, September 15 & 16, 2012

Starbucks, Lake Forest Park Shopping Center, Lake Forest Park, WA, July - September, 2012

15th Annual ISAP Juried Open International Exhibition, Paso Robles, CA, July 12 - August 12, 2012
*WINNER: Ampersand Sponsor Award for "Washington Harvest"

Gallery North, Plein Air Edmonds - Beauty of the Northwest, August 2012
*WINNER: Best of Show for "High and Dry"

Edmonds Artwalk, C'est La Vie, Edmonds, WA, July 19, 2012

Fresh Air Artists Festival, Cle Elum, WA, July 14-20, 2012
*WINNER: First Place for "Cimaron"

Edmonds Arts Festival, Juried Gallery, Edmonds, WA, June 15-17, 2012

HeART of the Horse Auction, Woodinville, WA, May 12th, 2012

SOLO SHOW: Washelli Columbarium, 11111 Aurora Ave. North Seattle. May-September 2012

Swedish Hospital, Edmonds, WA, March 2012-March 2013

SOLO SHOW: Mukilteo Art & Frame, Mukilteo, WA, March 2012-April 2012

Overlake Medical Center, Bellevue, W-2 Surgery Hallway, January 16th through April 15th 2012

The Sorrento Hotel, Seattle: A one-day on-location event for wine tasting and local art, February 27th

Starbucks, 196th St SW in Lynnwood, September 2009 - present

Starbucks, 148th St SW in Lynnwood, December 2011 - February 2012

Wellspring Family Services Head Office, Seattle, May 2011 - February 2012