About the Artist
I was born in Wichita, Kansas and raised in the Northwest, I travelled all over the world as an interpreter and analyst before settling in Seattle over 27 years ago. I enjoy my day job which serves the community, and I volunteer in education, and equal justice initiatives. But art and painting have been a passion my entire life.
This website was started a couple years ago to let people see my work. Much of the content has been realism, or surrealism, with occasional forays into impressionism.
My work has shown at local venues, including A/NT gallery in Seattle Center, A1 Piano on Phinney Ridge, Space Gallery at Magnuson Park, La Copa Cafe, University Business Center, and Pie Bar Ballard. My work has featured in multiple Emerald City Art Club shows, and won a Best in Show at one showing. My painting D I V E R S I T Y has been shown in dozens of court houses and public spaces across the United States.
Art is communication. Art should also be a tool of justice, social change, and equity.
A. D. Gipe