Wish I had an image to show you all... Here is the press release from Tinman:

TInman is pleased to announce a new show "At the Edge of the Sea" by Lou McKee to open with an artist's reception on Friday, April 2nd from 5 to 9 PM.  The exhibit will feature works in several media including oil pastel on board, watercolor and pen and ink.  The show is inspired by the coastal geology of western Vancouver Island where artist Lou McKee spends her summers hiking and kayaking.  The main body of the show features up close and personal "portraits" of the surf polished stones that catch McKee's eye.  Once chosen, each stone is examined for its patterns and basic colors which are then magnified with layer upon layer of oil pastel.  "While painting on to the larger boards, layers of our planet or images of our vast universe seem to emerge," says McKee.

The artist was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and attended college at Western Washington University as an art major.  She worked for several companies in the Seattle area as a graphic illustrator and designer while also showing her work in group juried shows at the Frye Art Museum and other galleries on the west side.  She and her husband, David VerWolf have made their home in Spokane for many years now.

"We are pleased to have an artist of Lou's seriousness and sincerity at the Tinman," says owner Sue Bradley.  "Lou is clearly following in the footsteps of other major Canadian painters who recreate their visual explorations of the Canadian landscape."  The painter is inspired by Emily Carr and the Candian Group of Seven.

And the upcoming schedule:

April 30th – May 30th                  
Ric Gendron, Acrylic paintings
Artist’s Reception, Friday, April 30th, 5-9 pm

June 4th – July 3rd                    

George Flett, Ledger paintings
Artist’s Reception, Friday, June 4th, 5-9 pm

July 30th – Aug 22nd                

Alice in Wonderland Invitational
Artists’ Reception, Friday, July 30th, 5-9 pm
Garland Street Fair, August 14th

August 27th – Sept 26th             

Leonard Heid, Oil paintings, Kay O’Rourke, Mixed Media
Artist’s Reception, Friday, August 27th, 5-9 pm

October 1st –  31st                   

Harold Balazs, Mixed media, enamels, and sculpture
Artist’s Reception, Friday, October 1st, 5-9 pm, Visual Arts Tour
Halloween on Garland, Saturday, October 31st
November 5th – Nov 28th

Gordon Wilson, Oil paintings
Artists’ Reception, Friday, November 5th, 5-9 pm
5th Annual Handmade Ornament Show, Nov 26 – 28

December 3rd – Dec 31st

Best of 2010
Small paintings, sculptures, and mixed media
Artists’ Reception, Friday, December 3rd, 5-9 pm