Our Gallery features Modern Realism and work with Craftsman, Art Nouveau & Pre-Raphealite influences by outstanding local artists. Please stop in to refresh your senses... You will find the perfect greeting card for any occasion, lovely artwork to grace your walls, or something sparkly to complement your neckline. Remember to drop in every Third Thursday to meet our featured artist during Edmond's Art Walk. We hope to see you soon!
The images on this page are linked to the artist's website - if they have one. Please click on individual images to explore a particular artist's work further!
Drawn to the Flames III - watercolor on rag paper - 2009
Autumn Kegley's work draws from nature, as she has always loved biology and botany as well as artistic creation. She would like her art to provide a reminder of the essential physical and spiritual human connection to the natural world. Within our homes we can sometimes cut ourselves off from the magic and majesty of the outdoor world, uncreated by human hands. In many of Autumn's pieces, she has equalized the scale of human and plant forms to emphasize their connection as organic structures. Autumn is also a romantic, and loves the Pre-Raphaelite painter's literary visions. Her work leans towards the illustrative tradition they sought to resurrect from the Renaissance. Autumn hopes to provide a Jungian continuance of mythology in her art, connecting the viewer with nature using current and ancient symbology. Creating a loving and dedicated representation of some detail in nature, whether it is a piece of driftwood, a flower, or a landscape view gives it importance to other people. Autumn wants to help others anchor a spiritual connection with nature through intimate images that draw them in to appreciate the immortal beauty of life around us.
"Out of the Woods" Oil on Canvas - Judy Perry
Judith Perry Is a native of Washington State and lives in Edmonds. She studied art at Pacific Lutheran University, the Honolulu Art Academy, and School of the Art Institute in Chicago. She has been influenced in her art by the culture and surroundings of these places, as well as the Northwest.
“I love to paint the peacefulness in a landscape. There is a compelling need to observe the nature of things and transfer that concept with the fresh mark on canvas.”
Serene Trail Tree - Oil - 2003
Roy E. Hughes lives in Snohomish where he creates artwork in watercolors, oils, and digital media. After receiving a degree in art education from the University of Washington, Roy pursued a career in public education for 20 years. In 1998, Roy took a refresher course in watercolors and renewed his interest in painting. As an ardent hiker, Roy combined this love with painting and began painting scenes of the North Cascade Mountains in oils. From here, he gravitated to creating such scenes on the computer in the form of digital block prints. Roy has been influenced by Japanese wood block printers such as Hiroshige and Hosukai. He also loves the travel posters done by Maurice Logan and Norman Fraser in the 1920s and Ď30s for railroads in the US and Canada. Roy's North Cascade digital block prints proved instrumental in earning his selection as artist-in-residence at Glacier National Park during July and August of 2005. Roy continues to work in watercolors, oils, and digital block prints.
on the slope of the hill - hand-tinted black & white photograph - 2008
Barbara Kalhor has been handcoloringphotographs for over twenty five years. In the tradition of the turn of the century photographers who tinted their black and white images, she applies oil paint to the surface of the prints. A muted palette and a sense of distant space characterize her work. The paints allow for a manipulation of color and depth that bring out the solemn tranquility of the rural landscape. She is interested in creating an awareness of time passing- focuing on ordinary scenes that change with the seasons and evoke the past. Driving or walking in the county provides a respite and allows her to collect beauty. Born in Philadelphia and educated at the Museum School in Boston, she now lives in the Pacific Northwest where the fog and overcast sky lend a sense of place to her current work.
War of the Poppies - Watercolor - 2004
Peggy Goldsmith was born in Canada, raised in Hawaii... and has been a long-time resident of Edmonds since moving here in 1950. She began selling her paintings at the age of twelve and has been doing so off and on ever since. Watercolor was a media readily available to her as a child, and she has continued to enjoy its versatility and challenge ever since. Following her first show in Edmonds in 1953, Peggy has displayed her work in many venues throughout the Puget Sound area, Oregon, and Hawaii. Many of her watercolors feature flowers readily available from her lovingly tended personal garden. She teaches to a select few students out of her Edmonds home, and says she "keeps at it" at eighty-plus because painting and teaching focus her life.
Reclamation I - pastel painting on sanded paper - 2009
Cheryl A. Hufnagel considers painting one of the greatest joys of her life. As a life-long resident of the Seattle area, she is awed and inspired by the beauty that surrounds her in the Pacific Northwest. Each day brings a uniqueness that compels her to paint. She hopes to convey a sense of peace and joy to viewers, and a desire to experience in actuality what they are looking at: the sunlit landscape, silky cat, or spring bouquet. With the medium of pastel, Cheryl finds the freedom and immediacy to capture a motif without needing to mix paint. Each artwork takes on a life all it's own and turn out differently than imagined, surprising her! The process is ever-changing, and keeps her intrigued, growing and motivated to continually exceed her grasp.
Chairs - Cut Paper & Calligraphy
Sharyn Sowell loves her scissors and uses them to cut out scampering children, rambling wildfowers, and dancing fairies. Each design is cut freehand from a single sheet of paper, often using the scissors her mother kept in the kitchen drawer when Sharyn was a child. She loves simple things... paper, scissors, glue. Sharyn's work celebrates the everyday miracles we often ignore.
Jackie - acrylic & mixed media painting on gessoboard
George Jennings' interest in art began in his hometown of Washington, D.C. under the tutelage of his grandfather John N. Robinson, an accomplished artist during the 1970's. George attended high school at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and upon graduation continued to hone his artistic abilities through several years of self-training. In the late 1990's, George moved with his wife to Seattle where he continues to pursue his artistic career. George works in various mediums - primarily acrylic, oil paints and colored pencils.
The Restorative River - Medium Format Photograph
Thomas A. Sawtell's photography of Pacific Northwest rivers and streams began in 1971 as a student at The Evergreen State College in its first year of classes. By 1980 Tom had managed fish hatcheries and fish health programs in Washington and Oregon and moved on to become a fish biologist for the Mount St. HelensNationalVolcanicMonument. There, after the 1980 eruption, he surveyed the fisheries habitat of the Green River, KalamaRiver, Pine Creek and tributaries of the North ForkLewisRiver. Tomís intimate daily work in the watersheds of Mt.St. Helens and Mt.Adams left him forever enchanted by the sublime beauty and restorative capacity of river, forest, and fish life to resurrect life in the shadow of volcanic devastation. Tomís work demonstrates that he has come to know nature and the spirit of natural places with the camera before his subject at that special moment when the photograph becomes more story, more interpretive tale, more of a visual poem, than printed image. The stories revealed in his work go to the very heart of the forest wilderness and its place in the American mind.
Sandhill Crane Pair in Flight (Platte River, Nebraska) - Digital Photograph - 2004
Ray White is a biologist specializing in stream habitat restoration for trout and salmon. He earned BA, MS and PhD degrees in zoology from the University of Wisconsin, worked as a State of Wisconsin biologist, and taught at several universities. Retired from MontanaStateUniversity, he and his wife live in Edmonds. He now serves as a consultant on fishery issues in North America and Europe. Long an avid birder, hunter, and angler, he recently concentrated on bird photography, and travels worldwide to pursue it. His photos are sold in the Seattle area and have been featured in several publications.
Balcony Garden - original pastel painting
Marcel Schwarb loves the dramatic contrast of light against landscapes and man-made structures, especially during early morning or late afternoon sun. His images originate from various foreign travels as well as the magnificent landscapes of the Northwest. As a career architect, Marcel is accustomed to conveying his ideas with quick pencil sketches. Similarly, pastel sticks provide an immediacy of thought-to-finished product in vivid color without the complications of wet mixing. Marcel paints to share his memories, feelings and capture the beauty of the moment and place.
Cat Nap - Colored Pencil on LaCarte Paper
Beth Wright's love of painting as a young child gave her a strong sense that she would grow up to be an artist. Over the last 35 years she has fulfilled this vision, from illustrating several childrenís books, designing a fortune-telling playing card deck and now drawing portraits of people's pets. Originally a painter in acrylics she has transferred over to color pencil.She uses the pencils the same way she painted, layering color upon color to get the desired effect. Beth has always been comfortable with viewing her world in a whimsical way. The feeling of seeing a blossoming daisy against a clear blue sky or a contented sleeping cat on its favorite blanket is like magic to her. She wishes to create this feeling in her artwork and to pass it on to the viewer.
White Water on the Napeequa River - original watercolor on rag paper
Jeanne Whitney is thankful for her eyes, hands, soul and wits. She wants to shape, sketch and create objects for contemplation which are full of life, light, and beauty even in solemn, dark situations. Believing life is purposeful and truth ever-present, over which we may stumble or with which we may knock our heads, she trys to paint true things that illustrate what she badly needs to learn. A longtime resident of the Snohomish valley, Jeanne has art/illustration training from Cornish College of Art and the University of Washington in Seattle. A member of Women Painters of Washington and a signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society, Jeanne has illustrated a range of children's books as well as showing her fine art in many regional and local venues.
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