"Upstairs at The Bank Left, the walls have stood untouched for decades. Uncovered just a year ago when owners Pam and Nelson Duran opened up the second floor, they show, in a way, a map of passing time since the building was built more than a century ago. The marks of time and weather record a topography of seasons in this place."
"Since my last watercolor show between these walls a year ago, seasons have passed in my life also. My paintings map a record, in a way, of my wanderings, from the north of England to the south of France, from our garden to the hills of the Palouse. Work in this show includes reflections on the The Bank Left building: a topography of time."
- Linda Fletcher
After working in stained glass and batik, I turned to painting watercolors about ten years ago. I like the unpredictability of interaction between, water, brush stroke, and the combination of pigments. Each pigment has its own character, and sometimes there's a beautiful accident just waiting to happen... I feel very fortunate to be at the other end of the brush when it does.
Nature is most often my inspiration--spring flowers, summer sky before a storm, wheat fields, a chickadee... but sometimes light falling on a kitchen pitcher or a hand-me-down blue plate calls for attention too.
I was born in England and lived in Paris and San Francisco for several years, so I've been able to spend many days wandering great museums. Favorite artists who come to mind today are Edouard Vuillard, John Singer Sargent, Antonio Canova, Johannes Vermeer, Elizabeth Osborne, Henri Matisse, Jeanne Dobie, Paul Cezanne, Winslow Homer, Dale Chihuly, Gustav Klimt, Paul Klee, and James Joseph Jacques Tissot.
Here in Washington, Spokane artists Ken Spiering, Jeannette Kirishian, Don Nepean, Stan Miller, and Mary Ann Figgins have provided invaluable art workshops and encouragement.
Since 1998, Meadowlark Hill Watercolors and Note Cards has sold original art, prints, and cards through galleries and gift shops in Spokane and on the Palouse.