Birmingham, Alabama-based artist Merrilee Challiss recently presented a collection of new works at Adams and Ollman Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Entitled "Everything, Obliquely," the exhibition featured gouache and ink drawings of what the gallery refers to as "animalistic landscapes... populated with psychedelic plant forms, exotic creatures, corporeal masses and tricksters, as well eyes, auras, lips, tentacles, webs, blooms and lace." Challiss' work is influenced by the natural and spirit worlds, and also incorporates Native American imagery, references to the female body, and other seemingly disparate ideas that form interesting works, guided by her intuition.

The exhibition ended recently, but you can learn more about the artist and the gallery by visiting the Adams and Ollman website.