Unexpected Artist: the Works of Eileen Reardanz Exhibit

Posted on: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 3:02pm

Artist Eileen Reardanz is a self-described "unexpected artist." Some of her work created between 2010-2014 is currently on display in Western Libraries in Gallery 1 and Gallery 2

As she explains in her statement about this exhibit:

"My life took an unknown twist during my volunteer work that led to a discussion of oil paintings and, then, to art lessons from a fellow volunteer." 

Eileen also explains that each painting she creates becomes her favorite, and her most outstanding work is the one she is creating that day.

"The geometric abstracts developed as I painted landscapes and still lifes. Realism and impressionism became abstract; the distinctions among the three became clear. I could see the general shapes and colors... I first see a painting when I close my eyes. The shapes are there; the colors come later. The joy is working out what goes where. The 'how' and 'why' keep me going."

Eileen Reardanz colorful oil paintings will remain on display from now through April 30, 2014. 

For more information about this exhibit, or if you have other questions about art exhibits in the library, contact Leslie.Hall@wwu.edu or Michelle.Becker@wwu.edu.