Bill Ritchie's art in Washington State
in the

Kathryn Sharpe Collection

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My Father's Farm

About Kathryn Sharpe: Before her retirement, Kathryn Sharpe was a communications specialist for UW Information Technology. She is an experienced artist whose work has been exhibited in many venues. She studied art with several well-known UW names. “I took Northwest Coast Indian art with Duane Pasco and Bill Holm, oil painting and color theory with Norman Lundin, who helped me appreciate modern art, and digital photography with Paul Berger.” After many years as a UW employee in several departments on campus. Kathryn continues to paint scenes of the Pacific Northwest.

Provenance: 1972. Print. Intaglio and relief printed from etched plate in thalo green w/black, blue and yellow on Arches Cover white. Image 16 1/4 X 22 3/4 in on 20 3/4 X 29 3/4 in. No. ___. Signed lower right. Collections also Gloria Abbenhouse, Lee Altman, Everett Public Library, Billie Jane Ritchie Bryan, Dr. Charles McCann, Jocelyn Curry and Rick Asher, Kay Pruvich, Lynda Ritchie, Nellie Adelle Ritchie Sunderland, Seattle Juvenile Center and others.

Ritchie's Comment: "My Father's Farm" is named for the real place, where we used siphon hoses for irrigation. Those bright, early mornings were only a farm boy's memory in 1960. When I made this print in 1972, it was in very different world in which I had come to live. The image was composed from a video photograph made in my first video art experiments, using 16 mm film, facing toward Eastern Washington where my father's farm had been. The film was of a sunrise over the Cascade Mountains and the image was my drawing of the same title. Kathryn Sharpe took a printmaking class with me in the 1980s, and she can be seen in my video of Claire Van Vliet.

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