First Thursday in The Pearl | June 2019

Join us for First Thursday on June 6, 2019 from 5pm-8pm at our Pearl Office (1321 NW Hoyt Street, Portland, OR 97209). We will be featuring local artist, Laura Janes, as she presents her show: “Hidden Beauty”.

The paintings in this show are all about seeing beauty in places that might not be considered beautiful.

Raindrops in gutters, tropical foliage growing in parking lots, rocks and weeds around the shoreline of lakes and rivers.

Each painting is designed to focus on beauty that might ordinarily be overlooked.


Laura Janes is a fine artist specializing in painting things found in the environment not always considered to be beautiful. She draws inspiration from elements found in the natural world, including desert plants, trees, water, and rocks. She works primarily in acrylic on canvas as well as in watercolor, and occasionally creates mixed media pieces using images, gold and silver leaf, and encaustic materials.

Her work is available through galleries and design professionals for both residential and commercial applications.  


She came to the Portland area from Palm Springs and continues to work with designers and their clients in both parts of the world.

Additionally, to share in the celebration of designs and structures she paints small watercolors of homes, buildings, interiors and landscapes. These vignettes are a way to show more than the standard “documentary” image.  The paintings are sometimes of a small area, overlooked in the more formal portrait of a room or garden. In addition to the original watercolor painting, notecards and notecard sets are created. 

Currently she is painting for the Restore Oregon Modernism Home Tour, Lake Oswego Heritage Council to record and honor the homes in this year’s Home and Garden Tour as well as painting watercolors for the Friends of the Rogerson Clematis Collection, at Luscher Farm, for their spring events.  She also works with the Palm Springs Art Museum and their Architecture and Design Center and Palm Desert location to paint and make cards of important midcentury modern buildings in the Palm Springs area for sale in their museum stores. 


Learn more about Laura Janes at

May 2019 Third Thursday in Lake Oswego

Artwork by Michelle Ketterman

Please join us Thursday, May 16 at our Lake Oswego office (310 N State Street, Suite 102, Lake Oswego, OR 97034) from 4 – 7 PM, to enjoy the artwork of Michelle Ketterman. Wine and appetizers will be served.

Artwork by Michelle Ketterman


Originally from Tampa, Florida, Michelle relocated to Oregon with her husband and daughter in 2015. Inspired by her mother and brother’s artistic talents, Michelle began drawing and painting at the age of 5. Today, Michelle uses oils, acrylics and watercolors to make her paintings come to life. She draws using various mediums and enjoys clay sculpting as well. Her recent work focuses on brightly-colored abstract florals and landscapes which she creates using acrylics, oils and palette knives. “There is something beautiful, fun and modern about making chaotic blobs of paint come together to produce a scene,” Michelle explains, “and Oregon has given me the best backdrop possible for my painting style”.

Artwork by Michelle Ketterman

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