Claudia Zimmerman has long been a strong supporter of accessibility for emerging artists and in that role has curated the Studio 103 guest artist program for the past eight years. At the Seattle Art Fair, Zimmerman created a new and evocative narrative series of the tale Leda and the Swan. As a tale retold, she has taken the myth of Leda and the Swan, refocused the plot to contain more current interest and created nine oil paintings. Zimmerman’s work can be found private collections on both the East and West coasts. She presently curates Studio 103 Gallery and MIVAL Gallery.
In painting allegory, I find the humour, the metaphor, and the act of simultaneously hiding and presenting narrative very appealing. The veiled message created to make a point more powerful and the freedom to transcend the logical is tantamount. This open door to play in the world of symbols is the ever challenging matrix of my work.