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The photo abstraction works of Dave Waite will be on display at the Pacific Artist Alliance Gallery throughout February.

Waite’s pieces are bold, colorful and highly textured. Nearly all are derived from the large trees driven into Siletz Bay by decades of winter storms.

“I am moved by the images that I see in nature,” he said. “My mind wanders to another place. I love to evoke the same feelings within the viewer as well. I want to offer a ‘rose’ for the viewer to stop and enjoy.”

Waite grew up on Long Island, but moved to Oregon more than 35 years ago. He and his wife raised their four children in Beaverton.

A former acrylic painter and guitarist, Waite turned to photography after his children left home, going on to develop his distinctive abstractionist techniques.

Waite’s unique pieces, along with the work of more than 30 other local artists, can be seen from 10 am to 5 pm daily at the Pacific Artist Alliance Gallery, 620 NE Hwy. 101.

Waite will be on hand to chat about his work on February 22, 23 and 24.

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