Tumalo artist Lisa Copenhagen Wachs returns to Thump Coffee this month with an exhibit of new oil paintings. The area’s surrounding abundance of wildlife and nature continue to inspire her artwork, which has been described as “Northwest Mystic” in style.
“‘Moment, Place, and Interaction’ is the heart of my visceral and studied glimpses of surrounding landscape, whether it’s still for the moment, moving, or I am moving or still enough to capture it,” says Copenhagen Wachs. “The inherent mystery and essential abstractness of nature will always fascinate me as a human and artist.”
Copenhagen Wachs has been a fixture on the local art scene for more than a decade. She works as a self-employed graphic designer and fine artist and has worked and lived in Portland, Oregon, San Francisco and Taos, New Mexico before settling in the Bend area in 1992. She paints primarily in oils and also works in mixed media collage/assemblage. She works in her Tumalo studio, which overlooks the high desert landscape.