By Lanice Gillard
If you were unable to attend Historic Snoqualmie’s last Art Walk on Friday, June 28, you missed an exciting opportunity.
New Valley artist Patricia Tamburini created an acrylic masterpiece at the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce office and had a crowd of viewers pointing, “oohing” and “aahing” as if they were watching a firework celebration.
“Painting is how I convey my inner self and express how I see life, colors, and the different sides of nature,” Tamburini explains in her rich Latin accent.
Tamburini’s artwork is as vibrant as her personality. She gracefully adds a new color to her canvas that magically blends over different textures of rice paper, pastes, birch and whatever captures her interest that day.
“I love to see people’s first reaction when they see my art; especially my daughters.”
Originally from Venezuela, Tamburini moved to America in 1993 with her husband Diego. They now live in Snoqualmie with their two daughters.
“My work goes from nature close ups to complete abstract interpretation of earthy objects. My Latin roots drive me to use bright colors or jewel tones with high contrast.”
She is a member of the Snoqualmie Arts Commission and the Mount Si Artist Guild and was recently hired to teach K-12 with Smart for Art.
Tamburini is looking for artists for the Railroad Days show to hang at Snoqualmie City Hall and the Chamber of Commerce, August 1 through October 30.
To submit artwork, please go to the city of Snoqualmie website, www.ci.snoqualmie.wa.us.
“It’s wonderful to see artists coming together in the Snoqualmie Valley while providing opportunities for families to enjoy the Arts,” Tamburini says with a smile.
For more information about Tamburini’s artwork, visit patriciatamburini.weebly.com.
• Lanice Gillard is a member of the Snoqualmie Arts Commission and Mount Si Artist Guild.