Self-taught Washougal artist Beth Flannigan never titles her paintings.
“My abstracts are just that,” she said. “I don’t title anything because I don’t want to influence anyone’s opinions.”
Flannigan describes her painting style as both abstract and organic. In addition to not titling her work, she signs it on the back only.
“There’s a lot of nature featured in my work, and I like to leave everything open to interpretation without distractions,” she said.
Several of her pieces are currently being featured at the Engineering Life Science building at Washington State University Vancouver.
Flannigan, 38, has been painting seriously since high school, when she took classes from well-known local artist Susan Spears.