“Stream Treasure” original watercolor by Jan Rimerman
Jan Rimerman grew up around the waters of the Pacific Northwest. The “Sense of Place” that inspires her includes waves of movement in the streams, rivers and tidal edges. The flowing liquid negotiating the stones and the reflections of light fascinate Jan. She observes this evolution of changing forms and captures it with charcoal and paint.
“Secrets of the Stream”mixed media art by Jan Rimerman
This watery “Sense of Place” allows each viewer to dive in to go on their own adventure. It gives permission to get immersed into the many layers that whisks one away into a different environment.
“Sunlight in the Stream” mixed media art by Jan Rimerman
Everyone connects with their own experiences and “Sense of Place” whether from their childhood, recent memories or perhaps where they would like to be in the future.
“Summer Veil” mixed media art by Jan Rimerman
Rimerman’s unique technique allows the work to present a new perspective each time it’s seen. By slightly altering one’s viewing perspective you may see different symbols, waves and stones appear. As flowing water is constantly changing so do the paintings due to the many layers and applied textures that are revealed in different lights of the day & the season.
Jan Rimerman carefully observes the evolution of these changing forms. Placing layers of color, texture, form, light & shadow are all part of the intentional creative process. An under painting of powdered charcoal gelled onto heavy watercolor paper gives the finished painting a hint of visual textural mystery. As many as 22 layers of transparent fluid acrylic paint are applied on the initial powdered charcoal foundation allowing the adventure to begin.
About the artist:
As an arts educator for 33 years, Jan pioneered the Art After Hours program for high school students & community members. Jan Rimerman created the art cultural exchange, The “Common Connection” between schools in Poland & Tigard High School. She is the 2002 Secondary Art Educator of the Year in the State of Oregon. She has been included in the Who’s Who Teachers Edition for 2004-2010 & in the Who’s Who of American Women 2008 & 2009.
Jan Rimerman was the Open Show Director at the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts for 25 years.
Open Show of the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts.
Altruistic projects include the International Land Fill Project, Kows for Kids, Children First, Audubon, Susan G, Koman Foundation, Turtle Head Start Program at the Oregon Zoo, & painting doors for the Lake Oswego Art Foundation. Jan is the director of the Rain Spark Gallery, a seasonal pop up, the Visual Arts Director of the Lakewood Center & gives talks to the community of her international adventures entitled: Through an Artist’s Eyes. She is a fundraiser for the World Wildlife Fund, the Di Ji Orphanage in Lhasa, Tibet & creator of the Rock…Paper…Turtle…Art for Wetlands for The Wetlands Conservancy. Rimerman is the Art Exhibition Director for Lake Oswego Reads. This program interprets the book that the entire community reads in a 2-D creative form and presents it in an exhibit.
Jan Rimerman’s work is found in ten books, magazines and on greeting cards. Her work is exhibited in invitational shows in the Pacific Northwest. It is also found at the Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery, the Coos Art Museum and at the Blackfish Gallery in La Conner, WA.
Grace note received:
“The BLOG is great!!! I am thrilled to be included at the “Sense of Place” exhibition at the Fairweather House and Gallery. I am so pleased that you like the work & excited that you selected all pieces in the series. My assistant, Megan, and I will be attending the opening! Seaside will be popping for almost every room in the land is booked. Should be a terrific opening at the gallery.” Jan Rimerman
Fairweather House and Gallery photo collage by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.
Featuring Jan Rimerman’s “Sense of Place” original paintings created from powdered charcoal and 22 layers of transparent fluid acrylic paint on watercolor paper. “Inspired by the Pacific Northwest natural environments.”
For more info please visit www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com