Lake Whatcom, Downtown, Bellingham Bay and Paintings

This week has been an eventful art week. The talented designer Blair Hunt used a few of my paintings for window dressing at a local shoe store.  I am just so impressed with the presentation!  The black back drop, the lighting and the graphics on the window are fantastic and professional.  More people have visited my website today than any Saturday on record.  Coincidence?  So what–dearth of gallery Bellingham that you are–we artists are finding ways and working with talented people to get our work out there.

Also, another unconventional method of exhibiting my work came into fruition this week.  A friend and admirer of my work is the agent for a luxury condo on the waterfront.  We’re collaborating to showcase both my work and this beautiful space.  I hung 23 paintings (there are still empty walls, so I’m working on some new pieces) there on Thursday.  In the bedrooms, bath, office and even pantry.  They look fantastic.  It is fabulous to see them hanging in an actual living environment and non-gallery lighting.  Loving it.  The condo is open on Fridays and Sundays from 11:30 to 2:30 at 472 South State Street above Boulevard Park.  It is the open house unit.

And finally, with my studio empty of finished work, I’m getting down to painting some new paintings for the new year and conceptualizing what I’m going to do on the large blank canvases that have been staring me down for a couple of months now.  The year has been exciting and collaborative and I’m really thankful to know both Mimi and Blair–both who have embraced and promoted my work. 

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