Howard House Gallery has emerged as one of Seattle’s most successful champions of new talent. Artists first shown by the gallery have gone on to local and even national recognition. Several years ago, Gallery Director Billy Howard discovered painter Donnabelle Casis in an MFA show at the University of Washington, and now her work has appeared not only at several one-person exhibits at the gallery, but at shows at COCA, and the Bellevue and Tacoma art museums. Her current exhibit again includes paintings that, while abstract, borrow freely from the natural world. Here with our review is KUOW art critic, Gary Faigin.