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Painter Gwenn Seemel


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Before painting someone’s portrait, Gwenn Seemel requires them to spend at least an hour talking about themselves as she snaps digital photos. Working from the photos, she uses acrylic paints to create colorful portraits with geometric patches and layers of color, a technique she borrowed from printmaking.

First Broadcast: 2010
Producer: KC Cowan
Videographer: Tom Shrider
Editor: Lisa Suinn Kallem

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Dancer and Choreographer Tere Mathern; Painter Gwenn Seemel; Rug Weaver Kim Morris (1111)

Oregon Art Beat: Episode #1111
Original Broadcast: January 14, 2010