Our August featured artist is Philip Pittsenbarger. This series of paintings is based on scenes in and around Portland. Philip’s paintings are not intended to be photographic representations of a particular building or street scene but rather strive to capture the character and emotion of a given place much like a fleeting memory or dream. He likes to convey a strong sense of light, shadow and movement to bring the scene to life. The spontaneity and fluidity of watercolor make it the perfect medium for achieving these qualities. Philip believes that every good painting should tell a story and not just be a pretty picture.