I am an artist living in the Spokane Valley. For over twenty years I have been making and selling my work. I started out designing and making women’s clothing and accessories. About 2010, I was introduced to the process of eco printing and have been hooked ever since. Eco printing, a type of natural dyeing, is an ecologically sustainable form of steam contact printing. No inks or paints are used. All the color and pattern you see comes from leaves and other plant matter. I find it fascinating that all this color is hiding in plants we walk by everyday and never think twice about. Most of the materials I use are foraged from my yard or the wild. When collecting in the wild I am very careful to avoid plants that are rare or under stress in a given area. In fact, I always check into the invasive varieties first. For instance, knapweed, a noxious weed throughout the American west, is one of my favorites. It makes yellow and green coloring and everyone is happy to see it go! My finished work is available at art fairs, on line, and The Pottery Place Plus, an artisan’s cooperative gallery in downtown Spokane, Main and Washington, in the same building as Aunties Books. On my blog, www.nandrye.com, I write about my experiments in fiber arts and other topics that I hope inspires people to create their own art in a way that walks lightly on the earth.

The Spokane Art School carries a variety of fine art from local artists. See something you like? Call us for curbside pickup. 509-325-1500, Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thimbleberry and Salmonberry on Silk

$76.00

13″ x 66″

Filbert and Sunflower on Silk

$76.00

13″ x 66″

Knapweed, Maple and Iris on Silk

$80.00

13″ x 66″

Arrow Leaf, Balsamroot and Knapweed on Silk

$80.00

13″ x 66″

Arrowleaf, Bakanroot and Knapweed on Silk

$76.00

13″ x 66″

Sunflower and Filbert on Silk

$76.00

13″ x 66″

Walnut, Raspberry and Hollyhock on Silk

$80.00

13″ x 66″

Filbert, Sunflower and Hollyhock on Silk

$80.00

13″ x 66″

Red Maple, Blackberry, Manchurian Maple and Red Cabbage on Silk

$80.00

13″ x 66″

Blackberry and Red Cabbage on Silk

$80.00

13″ x 66″