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Three-Dimensional Landscapes on Display at Edmonds Library

The featured artist is Bainbridge Island resident Irene Yesley.

Three-Dimensional Landscapes on Display at Edmonds Library

The Edmonds Library is now displaying the artwork of Irene Yesley through Oct. 30.

Yesley has experimented with a variety of mediums throughout her career as an artist, and is currently creating three-dimensional landscapes on layers of plexiglass.

Irene Yesley, who lives on Bainbridge Island, earned a master’s degree of fine arts in printmaking from Arizona State University and later a master’s in education from Harvard University.

Yesley's early career in art began as a weaver, purchasing a floor loom shortly after graduation. Seeking to expand her artistic scope, she enrolled at the Haystack School of Arts and Crafts in Maine and studied under the instruction of Warren Seelig.

Yesley works with acrylics on wooden panels and gesso boards, and started doing reverse painting on plexiglass. She works slowly, rarely painting more than 15 paintings per year.

“Color and the relationship of shapes and spaces are the two most important aspects to consider when making a painting,” she says.

Yesley has traveled around the world and taken much of her inspiration from the outdoor landscapes she has come across in her travels. One of her most paintings, “Patagonia with Andre,” was inspired by her recent trip to Patagonia and is on display at the library.

More information is available on her website at www.iyesley.com.

The Edmonds Library exhibit, sponsored by the Edmonds Arts Commission, features Yesley’s paintings on plexiglass and will be in shown through Oct. 30.  The Edmonds Library is at 650 Main St. Hours are Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. 

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