November 15, 2018 – December 23, 2018

Join us on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 6pm for West Seattle Art Walk! Enjoy light refreshments, meet the artist, and see this beautiful exhibit up close. Free and open to the public.

Artists: Jolyn Wells-Moran

Artist Statement

Jolyn Wells-Moran uses her sense of nature (the art) and medium (impasto oils) to paint what she considers, “the spirit of nature.” She explains that she aims for a spontaneous, textural and emotionally expressive translation in paint.

Artist Bio

Jolyn originally painted in and taught watercolor, but that was interrupted by higher education, a career in mental health and parenthood. She returned to painting, although in oils, twenty years ago and became a full-time oil painter six years ago. She studied Art throughout school and college; at the School of Drawing and Painting, Institute for American Universities, Aix-en-Provence, France; and with numerous master oil painters. Jolyn’s instructors included Slava Koralenkov, Katherine Stats, Michael Situ, Camille Przewodek, Charles Emerson (Gage Academy of Art), Erik Jacobsen, Kathryn Townsend, Mitch Albala and others. Much of her work is done en plein air (outdoors, from nature). She is a member of Plein Air Washington Artists (PAWA), Women Artists of the West (WAOW) and the Puget Sound Group of Northwest Artists (PSGNA).


Jolyn shows her work in galleries, juried shows and other venues, including as a guest with Women Painters of Washington Gallery; in the PAWA 2017 juried show at Tacoma Art Company Gallery, Tacoma; in the PSGNA’s “Maritime Motifs: Master Marine Artworks by NW Artists,” Seattle; at the Gardens at Bellevue Square, the “Little Gems” 2016 juried show, Scott Milo Gallery/Plein Air Artists of Washington (PAWA), Anacortes, WA; solo shows; many more. Jolyn has won honors from both international and local competitions, and enjoys teaching all ages. She teaches art to children in Baja California Sur for five to six months of the year. See an article about this at; . She lives in both the Puget Sound and Baja California Sur, Mexico areas and is represented on an ongoing basis by a gallery in Mexico. Check her web site at for current shows. She also welcomes visitors by appointment at her Shoreline and Baja Sur studios.

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