Art Walk - July

July 6, 2018  |  5PM - 7PM  |  Bainbridge Public Library  |  Free. Light refreshments.

"For the Love of Paint"

by Deliah Grace Hubbard

Please join us for Deliah Grace Hubbard's art exhibit in the library meeting room during the month of July.  Deliah uses the ancient art form called Sumi-e. The library will be the location of the First Friday Art Walk reception on Friday, July 6, 5-7 pm.  Light refreshments served.  Click on any image on this page to see a larger version. Click on the Podcast player to the right to listen to Deliah talk about the exhibit.

Deliah Hubbard
Deliah Hubbard
Deliah Hubbard
Deliah Hubbard
Deliah Hubbard


Podcast about Exhibit
Deliah Grace Hubbard

Although I am relatively new to the Island, I’ve been visiting for over twenty-seven years. In the summer of 1989, while visiting Bainbridge Island between my Junior and Senior years at The Evergreen State College, I first picked up a paintbrush and discovered watercolors. From that moment on I was hooked. I was near the end of college, but unbeknownst to me a new career was beginning. I never ended up taking any art classes, yet became a watercolor teacher for twenty-two years and have enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with watercolor painting.

One of the benefits (of which there are few) to not having any teachers is that I stumbled upon my own style. As in life, I try to maintain a balance of loose and tight, free and controlled. I let the paint mix with the water and let it do as it will and then reign in it by adding detail and retaining clear shapes. I’ve also been incorporating the ancient art form called Sumi-e. After I create a wet-on-wet technique background and let it dry, I paint a Sumi-e brushstroke painting on it. I enjoy this process immensely, as often times the painting feels as if it paints itself. It’s a welcome relief compared to the amount of detail I put into some of my other, more traditional, watercolors.

After painting solely in watercolors for a very long time I’ve veered in a whole different direction: house paint. I paint both furniture and walls. Both I see as a canvas to be beautified. I can transform an old piece of furniture by first painting, sometimes sanding or using paint additives and after it’s dried paint a Sumi-e painting on top of it.