Meet the VAS Staff

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Jane Arnal

Jane Arnal has been doing soft-block printmaking for over 20 years. Jane works in mixed media collage and is an accomplished painter. Jane creates exceptional, thought provoking and quirky mixed media pieces.  Her art philosophy is:  “I would rather my work be peculiar than beautiful.”

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Bio Photo June 2017 500Laura K Bray

Artist Laura Bray lives and works in Washington state with her husband, their twelve year old daughter, and a guinea pig named Oreo. Laura believes everyone can live a life of creativity and intention and she is dedicated to helping people of all ages experience the joy of creativity. You can see more of her work at

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Carolyn MacPherson

Carolyn has worked her way through many trends, painting styles, and media in her lifetime, she calls herself “restless”. Never satisfied with status quo, she loves experimentation and the teaching process. ” I find teaching keeps my mind open to so many different ways of viewing the world around me. I discover from my students an entirely different way of reacting to the landscape.”

Carolyn teaches:  Watercolor on Thursday’s from 10am-1pm , Do You Yupo? on Tuesdays 10 am-1 pm and Mixed Media on Mondays 10 am-1 pm

Here are two examples of Carolyn’s work in watercolor:



FB_IMG_1511463754705 Josephine Banks

Josephine is a self-taught artist, writer, gardener, Domestic Goddess and SoulCollage® Facilitator living in Vancouver, WA.  The entirety of her life has been a creative process and she has no plans to change the course. Living in the beautiful Pacific North West keeps her spirit alive, fresh and growing on a daily basis.

  Using SoulCollage® Josephine found that pulling up bits and pieces of herself that have been locked away a beautiful process. She finds it enriching and healing to her life and that of others.  SoulCollage® is an intuitive collage process for self-discovery and community.

  Eighteen years ago, Josephine started creating original art using stained glass. The last several years she was a vendor at the Vancouver Farmers Market thoroughly enjoying sharing her original glass art and mixed media canvas with the community. Currently her glass art is in gallery at Bay Avenue Gallery in Ocean Park, WA.

  Josephine is super happy to have found Vancouver Art Space and looks forward to sharing SoulCollage® with the community!  Find more about her at and more about SoulCollage® visit

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Cat Whipple is a digital and mixed media collage artist who’s work incorporates vintage images and photos from long ago. Her subject matter currently focuses on cats, flowers, and fairy girls. She teaches Photoshop courses for artists on, and mixed media collage courses at Vancouver Art Space. You can find some of her artwork on

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Jodeen Lowrie

Professional Visual Artist, Painter and Lover of Pencils, otherwise known as Conjure Fine Art. 

 Studied Fine Arts and Art Studies at Cornish College of the Arts

 Studied Art history at Washington State University

 Went to Stevenson High School

 Lives in Vancouver, Washington

20171107_133608Kim Cameron

Kim has been creating for 40+ years. Everything from quilting & knitting to painting, woodworking and welding.  The last 15 years her focus has been on fiber arts: Wet felting, Nuno felting, and hand dying fiber & silk. She retired from Crafts Americana (Knit Picks) and besides creating, loves to travel and dance. She has made Vancouver WA her home for 33 years, where she raised two wonderful daughters and enjoys her three grandchildren.

sepia self portraitBarbara Sheehan, Owner & Instructor

Meet Barbara Dianne Sheehan, the Owner of this exciting new endeavor. Barbara has over 40 years experience designing, painting, and working in the creative arts. She has owned and operated an exclusive fine art and art furniture gallery,  a custom home remodeling and design firm and, after graduating from Pacific NW College of Art in 1996, has worked as an independent artist.

From 1996 to 2001 Barbara was a founding member of PBNJ Studios, a group of artists committed to the fine arts community. Her work has included oil paintings, pastels, computerized manipulations and photography collages – generally experimenting with materials and visuals. Barbara has been professionally represented by ArtReps Richard Brooks, an artists agent and publisher, as well as Mary McCay at Directional Publishing Inc. Her paintings have been featured in solo and group shows in Portland Oregon, New York City, and Ballyvaughn Ireland.

For a peek at more examples of  original work by Barbara, click here.


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