Bryce Southerland adds oil paint to a tree line in a painting that he completed in his brother’s dining room on Tuesday Nov. 19, 2019. The painting, which features a vibrant nature scene, took Southerland roughly 15 minutes to complete.

Local artists' work is on display on a monthly basis at the Boardman Public Library.

The March display is Bryce Southerland, an Irrigon-based artist who works mostly with oil paints. According to a biography provided by the library, he taught himself to paint by watching Bob Ross tutorials starting in 2018. 

"A principle theme of his work is nature and time, and he is very passionate about sharing his work with the surrounding communities," the biography stated. "Bryce not only paints a moment in time with his art, he captures emotion in every brush stroke."

April's display will be Kim Keel, a local artist who creates mandala art. According to information about her display, the mandala art form is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, with circular designs that represent the universe and the concept that life is never ending.

Hermiston artist Mary Corp is scheduled for May's display, and origami artist Jamie Bunch is scheduled for June.

Exhibits are open during regular library hours, and can be viewed without entering the library.

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