Karen Doyle - Artist in Residence

Karen Doyle is a local Impressionist oil painter and the Artist in Residence at Edge Coffee on Millikan Way in Beaverton.  In December, she invited additional Alla Prima Portland artists into the coffee shop gallery.   Ben Jones and Brenda Enyert, manager and owner of Edge Coffee, love having the local artwork adorn their walls and the customers enjoy looking at the paintings, all of which are for sale.  Doyle and the Edge owners get a lot of pleasure from helping others grow their art careers by providing a place to show and sell their work.

The current show launched during the second week of March and features Karen along with two other artists Kristina Sellers and Joanne Radmilovich Kollman, all of whom are members of Alla Prima Portland.

Karen Doyle is showing small landscape paintings.  She paints in an Impressionist style, both outside en Plein Air and indoors in her home studio. “Since 2016, I have traveled with my oil paints and painted in Oregon, Arizona, Hawaii and southern and central California. My paintings at Edge this spring are from trips to Maui and San Diego as well as our local Tualatin Wildlife Refuge, and depictions of flowers from Al’s Garden Center in Sherwood, Oregon.  I enjoy painting aspects of my everyday life.  I'm able to create a lasting memory - every time I look at one of these paintings, I can vividly recall the experience of being there” says Doyle.  You can see more of Karen's work here:  https://karendoylefineart.com/

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Karen travels every spring to the annual Plein Air Convention and Expo, where about 1,000 painters gather to learn, connect, and paint together for a week.  This April she is traveling to Santa Fe, New Mexico for the event.  This photo is from last year's convention in San Diego, California.

Spring is in the Air - Featured Artist Kristina Sellers

I'm happy to feature local artist Kristina Sellers, who is showing at Edge Coffee for our spring show.  

“An art juror once said to me 'Your paintings are about light'. She was so right, and it thrilled me that the message was received. My passion for chasing light, it's effects and the feelings evoked by it, continues to this day. I divide my time between studio work and plein air painting. My plein air work is challenging, but it is constantly informing me in ways I can use in my studio work. In recent years, I have been developing my skills with palette knife painting.”

Kristina Sellers is an award winning impressionist painter. She has participated in local, regional and national art competitions and shows, including the Pacific Northwest Plein Air Exhibition,held at the Maryhill Museum, where she recently won the award for “Best Water” in a plein air painting. She has participated at “Paris in the Park Blocks” at the Portland Art Museum and her work can be seen on the show “Portlandia”. She resides in the Portland, Oregon area with her husband, calico and two dogs.

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what's on our walls

We have partnered with award-winning local oil painter Karen Doyle to be our artist in residence at Edge Coffee.  Karen's original oils grace the walls year-round.  In December 2017, Karen began organizing quarterly shows by local artists.  The "Spring is in the Air" exhibit opened the first week of March 2018 and will be on display through May 31.  Karen Doyle is joined by local artists Joanne Kollman and Kristina Sellers.  All of the artists' paintings are for sale.  We are happy to be able to support the local fine artists in our community while bringing colorful artwork to our walls for you to enjoy as you sit and have a cup.