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.”

Janes crow                       Janes image

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 is an award winning, renowned watercolor artist, with many years experience painting and teaching.  Shas 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:  Intermediate and Advanced Watercolor on Thursday’s from 10am-1pm as well as beginning Watercolor on Saturday mornings 9am-11am.  Check class schedule to sign up.

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




Cat Whipplecat for bio

Cat Whipple is an award winning digital and mixed media collage artist whose 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

IMG_20180512_151255794 (1)Hilarie Couture

Is now a full time artist and seeks creativity daily.  Although self taught, she has attended workshops from some very  notable artists whom she admires such as Dan Gerhartz, Carolyn Anderson, Zhaoming Wu, Casey Baugh, Max Ginsburg, and Rose Frantzen, to name a few.

Hilarie is greatly influenced by the Impressionist movement of the mid 1800’s to the early 1900s and most notably, the Russian Impressionists, in keeping with her own heritage. It is a movement and style that resonates with her own journey as a fine artist.  . Hilarie believes that all the experiences in your life translate on to your canvas so all of those past careers have informed her work today.
Hilarie Couture’s art is gaining interest with new collectors all over the country.  She is represented by Attic Gallery, Camas, Washington, Rj Gallery, Mcminnville, Oregon, Regency Parkway art in Omaha, Nebraska and Gault Gallery in Ashland, Oregon. She has participated in various national group shows and solo shows and had curated her own show locally, painting 49 portraits of women in this community who made contributions and wrote a book to document the project.  She has won numerous awards for her works.  Hilarie believes in giving back and sharing what she has learned to help other artists by teaching workshops and does portrait and other commissions in her studio/gallery in Vancouver, Washington.

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Jessie McGrath

sepia self portraitBarbara Sheehan, Owner & Instructor

Meet Barbara Dianne Sheehan, the Owner of this exciting  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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