Out with the old-In with the New!

It’s the time of year again when we take that slight feeling of cabin fever and turn it into home projects. It somehow feels right to reorganize our spaces, clean out the closets and begin to plan for those home improvement projects we’ve been thinking about over the holidays. That’s why all the Home Shows and Remodeling Shows start right around now, to capture that imagination that’s been brewing.

We’ll be in the Northwest Flower and Garden Show and the Seattle Home Show again this year with some new displays and (at least at the Seattle Home Show) some in-show painting! But that’s all in February!! There’s still a month or so to go and now’s the time to get your ideas developing. The month of January is typically a great time to ask for quotes and design work so that you can have your project scheduled before the annual showtime rush. We usually book out 2-3 months following the show season so don’t wait to get in touch.

Last year was a good one with many new and exciting projects and new directions of work. One new opportunity arose in the form of McMenamins Restaurants who are opening a new place in Bothell later this year. I’m proud to say that I’m one of the 14 artists hired to work on this colossal project.

Don’t forget, it costs nothing to find out how you can change your environment in 2015! Consultations and design are free. So while you’re emptying out the nest and making more room, take a look at your flat, boring walls and imagine the possibilities. I’d be happy make your visions a reality.

Happy New Year everyone!!

Here’s a brief glance back at just a few of the projects from last year.

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2014 began with the completion of the Edmonds Theater murals in downtown Edmonds.

Penn Cove West oil on canvas 18x36 $1,850  Penn Cove East oil on canvas, 18x36 $1,850

The grey winter months proved to be great inspiration for some subtle paintings. “Penn Cove East” and “Penn Cove West” were purchased later in the year by Swedish Edmonds.

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Out of show season we landed some fun and intriguing projects. One of which was this set of trompe l’oeil bookcases.

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A project on Bainbridge Island found me painting Lake Cavanaugh for the second time in two years.

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A couple of shots from a multi part project in Woodway from early in the year.

barnstorm 30x40 oil on canvas 3,450

The spring was busy with preparations for the Cole Gallery show. “Barnstorm” above would become one of the most popular pieces from the show last year.

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This model train layout backdrop on Mercer Island was a highlight of the spring.

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When a great friend lost his companion I was honored to be asked to try to capture his character. “Albert”

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Great fun and good friends at the opening of my show “Ambiance” at Cole Gallery in July

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The summer saw a couple of firsts. This harpsichord lid was painted in the style of a 18th century Japanese painting while the space scene below completed the windows of the “Jupiter” spacecraft from “Lost in Space” for an enthusiast in Gold Bar.

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Mcmenamins’ call for artists for their Bothell location was a wonderful event of the late summer. The panels for this project will go on for some time. Below is the Thanksgiving panel.

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The year drew to a close with this fabulous opportunity from #6 Cider in Seattle. The mural was based on the art of William Keith and measured 33′ x 13′

Penn Cove 24 x 72 oil on canvas $5,800

Finally, a couple of quiet winter scenes put a bow on 2014.

silver mist 30x30 oil on canvas $3,550

 

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