All invited to attend the open studio event at West Linn artist Carol Pulvermacher's studio. She is a self-taught pyrographer.

Carol Pulvermacher gets her inspiration from the natural beauty so readily found in Oregon.

West Linn resident and artist Carol Pulvermacher invites the public to attend Here to There, an open house and art studio tour taking place from noon to 6 p.m. May 26 through 28.

Pulvermacher is a self-taught pyrographer. Pyrography is the art of decorating wood and other materials with burn marks resulting from the controlled application of a heated object.

The term means "writing with fire" and the art form dates back to ancient times, and can be seen in cave dwellings.

"It's something I've done since I was a teenager," she said. "I draw and burn in wood. I enjoy the smells, texture and adding color to the wood."

Pulvermacher retired to Oregon in 2006, and began doing her art full-time.

She says the exhibition represents her early work and its progression to her more recent works, hence the title Here to There. New works feature drip painting methods.

She gets inspiration from Oregon's natural beauty.

All are welcome to attend the open studio, located at 3364 Walling Way in West Linn. Coffee, tea, wine and snacks will be served.

SUBMITTED PHOTOS  - Carol Pulvermacher has enjoyed the art of pyrography since she was a teenager. Learn about her works at an open studio event taking place this weekend.

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