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Ria Harboe

Studio No. 9
Waterfront Artists
Studio Collective

1220 Central
Bellingham 98226


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Medium Painting
Moody, Ethereal Landscapes focusing on bold color and composition.




In the face of adversity, one finds beauty. These are turbulent times, yet poignant; I have been forced to rely on my inner resources time and time again and that is where my passion for expression resides. In my art I

like to evoke drama, emotion, and power. I like to find the energy and mystery in the painting, and to go beyond representation. A daughter of Danish immigrants – I have an avid interest in art from Denmark and in artists of other Nordic countries; and find it interesting the tie to specific art movements in the Pacific

Northwest (the mystic painters). More and more, I feel compelled to paint the beauty that I see in nature and my relationship to it. I care more for the flora and fauna of our natural world each day. It is my hope that this love for nature is conveyed in my art.