It is ART that makes life, makes interest, makes importance,
and I know of no substitute for the FORCE and BEAUTY of its process.
~ Henry James


Bliesner, Jennifer
Bush, Melody
Carroll, Trish
Conrad, Susan
Gilbert, Laurie
Groff, Vernon & Kathy
Gullickson, Terry & Rock
Hawley, Becky
Hewgley, Kare
Hooley, Cheryl
Kuechler, Wayne
Lane, Susan
Lindsey, Anna Mae
Ludeman, Steve
Marsh, Earlean
Morrow, Marcia
Morrow, Steve
Nelson, Kimberley
Platt, Carolanne H.
Ragan, Joan
Rohweder, JoAnne
Smithsted, Pamala
Souders, Vernon Jr.
State, Kathy
Stroh, Rod
Tilton, Caryn
Topliff, Lea
Vann, Debi
Von Struense, Helen
Waddell, Frances & Kerry
Young, Loisann
Zirkle, Linda

Vern Groff - Wy'east Artisans GuildVern Groff

 Watercolor, Ceramics
phone: 503.239.4090

“The visual world is filled with wonder and magic.  The creative act is my response. I draw and paint. 

I graduated from the Portland Museum Art School in 1966, became a graphic designer and eventually owned my own design firm. In the 1970’s the fabulous George Hamilton introduced me to the world of watercolor. I fell in love with it and have been painting ever since. Watercolor is a full body sport requiring sensitivity to and appreciation of it’s fluid qualities and transparent nature within a time sensitive framework. It is a very physical medium; a kind of dance.  The tactile feel of a good sable brush on watercolor paper is particularly pleasant. The medium is a joy to experience.