The Wonderful Pacific Northwest, Artist Spotlight Part 2

Sarah Hunter


Artist Statement:

The Oregon Coast is one of my absolute favorite places, and its wild beauty and serenity never fail to restore my soul. We are all just bodies of earthly elements that will one day be returned to the earth and sea, and my goal with these paintings was to capture that restorative feeling of one-ness with the sand and ocean.

More of Sarah’s work can be seen on their website HERE

And on Instagram HERE

Peter Hui

“Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, OR”
“Wreck of the Peter Iredale”

Artist Statement:

As a photographer, I aim to distill scenes down to their core elements– that which I feel is necessary to convey the essence of the scene– no more, no less– oftentimes presenting the scene in a way that we don’t normally see on a daily basis. Frequently, this means interpreting the scene in black-and-white, often with long exposures, but on occasion, I use color as well. The common thread throughout my work is to convey a sense of beauty and simplicity that we might not otherwise see on an ordinary, daily basis. Perhaps this is the result of an underlying personal desire to push back against the culture of “louder, bigger, faster” that is oftentimes so pervasive in our society today. It is my hope that by presenting even a small slice of the world in a way that our eyes don’t normally see, I can help my audience to pause, take a break, think, and appreciate the beauty in our world a tiny bit more.

I work primarily with Canon full-frame digital cameras, fitted with a range of prime Sigma Art lenses. Although all of my images undergo a fair amount of post processing, I only make the same types of adjustments and manipulation in the digital darkroom that one would do in a traditional, wet darkroom as well. Perhaps this is a vestige of my photographic upbringing in the world of film and silver-based materials, but this helps me to maintain a connection to the more traditional methods of the photographic masters that came before us. I make all prints myself using professional grade Epson printers, and museum-grade archival papers from Hahnemuhle and Epson.

More of Peter’s work can be seen on their website HERE

Nathun Finkhouse

“Down on the Farm”
“Round Lake”

Artist Statement:

Nathun Finkhouse is a realism and impressionist painter from the Pacific Northwest. By working in Watercolor and Acrylic, Nathun captures his favorite scenes from around the Northwest.

More of Nathun’s work can be seen on their website HERE