Kaitlin Phillips Goodey-Gallery Owner and Artist
Kaitlin Phillips Goodey’s artwork is an exploration of memory and emotion through the characters that she creates. Memory is such a broad topic that she feels an endless connection and flow of inspiration from its many facets. The people she has met, places she has been too, feelings felt, and dreams dreamt are all inspirations she channels into her characters. While many of the inspirations come from personal sources, Phillips Goodey believes the work created from these experiences expresses universal and timeless emotions.
After moving frequently as a child she settled down in the Pacific Northwest. Phillips Goodey received her BFA in Photography from the Art Institute of Seattle in 2010 and her MFA from Washington State University in 2012. She is perfectly content living in the rainy forests of Washington State with her loving husband and making lots of art.
Kaitlin has shown in the Washington State University Museum of Art, CUB Gallery, Gallery II, Reidenbach Gallery, Art Not Terminal, Twilight Artist Collective, Gallery III, Tasty Delectable Collectables and internationally at Dollirium Art Doll Emporium along with showing her work at Seattle art fairs and the Fremont market.
Justin Hillgrove grew up in Snohomish, WA and has been enjoying artistic expression since he was old enough to color on the walls. Mostly self taught, he spent many years in the design industry before setting out on his own to spend his days paintings monsters, robots, and other such nonsense.
In the last 15 years Justin has worked on everything from books and magazines to collectible card games and toys. His art can be found hanging in many locations and galleries in the USA. He currently lives in Washington with his wife, four kids, a host of chickens, and a dozen or so imaginary friends.
Photo ©2011 Richard Darbonne.
Kendra Binney was raised in a small mountain town with no shoe stores. Most of her time was spent barefoot treading through the miniscule world of spiders, snakes and all things hiding in the grass. She transfers this closeness with the small and obscure into her paintings. Through scenes of dripping landscapes and insecure, vulnerable characters, she illustrates a world draped in memories, remorse, and fragile realities. Seen through pastel washes and shiny candy coatings of resins, her works evoke both nostalgia and contempt. They are at once gentle and cruel, sweet and unsettling.
“I’m often struck by the importance of small insignificant things , the perpetuity of their impermanence, and my inability to hold onto it. The world can be completely absurd, often despairing, and fiercely cruel. I find it completely endearing regardless. “
Though her paintings have traveled around the world, Kendra herself spends most of her days all alone in a small studio in Portland, Oregon. There she paints, daydreams, and paints some more.
I have always had a passion for collecting interesting objects. It started as a child and continued as the main focus of my photography in college. I graduated from UGA in 2005 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography where I was drawn to photographing objects that I encountered or collected throughout my life. As my collections grew, I realized they were just sitting around in boxes after I was finished photographing them or while they were waiting for their own turn in the spotlight.
DEVIANT decor was born out of the desire to display these unique objects that I adored. The inspirations for my art come from the obscure, whimsical and sometimes dark and bizarre. I am fascinated by the cycles of nature and the remnants it leaves behind.
Hasenpfeffer Inc. is Daniela Shelton’s means to merge Modernist philosophies with traditional craftsmanship. Though seemingly at odds with each other, they find common ground in efficiency, honesty, and usefulness.The semi-interlocking patterns, for example, make the most of already limited resources. Unlike most products today whose creation defies comprehension, these creations generously reveal their construction. Though wonderful to look at they’re even better to play with.
They’re more than just friendly looking too; organic materials like cotton and wool are infinitely renewable and recyclable. So too is the fiberfill that makes these creations hypoallergenic—in fact for its first life it took the form of non-toxic soda bottles.
Tradition and modernism needn’t exclude one another. In fact both movements have another goal in common: to give ordinary people the opportunity to own very high quality and useful things. That those ideas come together as charming characters is just a wonderful bonus.