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Painter Jeff White will bring his works to Newberg as a featured artist at the downtown gallery

SUBMITTED PHOTO - An exhibit of Portland painter Jeff White's paintings, titled 'Moments of Inspiration,' will open July 23 at Art Elements in Newberg.

Newberg's Art Elements Gallery will host a new exhibit at the end of the month, lasting until early September.

Samantha Schroeder, the gallery representative for Art Elements, said the exhibit will feature artwork by Jeff White in a show titled "Moments of Inspiration."

The show runs July 23 through Sept. 7 and Schroeder said there will be an artist reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 10 at the gallery. White is the only featured artist for the show, although the gallery frequently features more than one artist during an exhibit.

"A lot of his inspiration comes from the Columbia Gorge and the Northwest region," Schroeder said of White's work, adding that this was his first show at the First Street gallery.

The Portland native will feature various landscape paintings during the show. He specializes in oil and pastel paintings and often focuses on skyscapes of the Northwest.

"My paintings reflect some of my most memorable and moving experiences with nature," White said in his artist statement. "I attempt to capture and convey a resonance of the external and internal forces one often experiences while viewing a dramatic sky against a beautiful landscape or a storm moving through a valley.

"My work represents a spiritual journey and the balance found in the harmonies I see between the environment and man as a voyager passing through time. Using oil and pastels, I focus on capturing the colors, shapes and moods of the land and the sky.

"I use thin glazes and layers of transparent pigments to emulate the atmospheric conditions that exist in the natural world. Much of my inspiration comes from the Columbia Gorge and the Northwest coastal regions, mountains and rivers."

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