Under The Surface
Astoria artist Darren Orange is an individual who is known to push boundaries, in his own painting process and his career as an artist.  Within this new series the push and pull of paint over surface emulates the power of the lower Columbia River region.  The river rolls by, sometimes with quiet and meditative current almost appearing motionless, other times white caps violently push against itself as if trying to climb back to its source.  His new series Under The Surface captures that very spirit and energy.  The suggestion of boundaries set by land create sense of containment, as the massive body of water pushes forward to meet with the grand Pacific Ocean.  It is here that Darren finds a sense of place and meaning.


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