New Studio Open House
To Friends, Clients and Colleagues,
Greetings from Whidbey Island where I continue to find my way after a great year of change! Some of you may not yet know I moved from my long-time home and studio of 20 years on Adobe Rd to a new spot on Whidbey! It’s taken a while to accept and settle in and although it’s not 100% unpacked-I am excited to share that I am getting closer to a point of having a space to work in stone again.
I have chosen to work at the Freeland Art Studios, an industrial arts cooperative in the center of Freeland’s “financial district”. FAS is a wonderful group of like-working-artists that focus mostly on stone, as well as clay, glass, painting or mixed media. Sue Taves and Lloyd Whannell are the founders and front runners of the group of 12 artisans, and I am ever grateful for their support and the industrial welcome mat they have offered before me in the form of a 20′ x 8′ shipping container. Although it will take serious downsizing, I have been steadfastly learning what it takes and how to outfit a shipping container into a shop! And- if all else fails- I can send my studio to Ireland in a box!
The 2023 Whidbey Working Artists Studio Tour is THIS WEEKEND! August 19/20 10am-5pm and has been my target date (I like to think of these as LifeLines over the more common verbiage, “Deadlines”) located at 1660 Roberta Ave, right off Highway 525 behind Whidbey Island Bank.
I will have some classical older works for show and all works will be on sale 50% off for the two days!! Yes- correct- 50%! My studio and home life is spatially challenged! I am unable to carry or store much inventory, so I want the pieces to all have new homes-just like me! I will also have images of more recent projects, that have sold or commission pieces.
Please come stop by and visit! Come celebrate this new frontier and help build memories of a new studio space and witness my great passion of Story-Telling in Stone.
Meanwhile, in addition to outfitting my “Tin Can Studio” my focus on creating one of a kind, deeply personal Legacy Stones and sculptural memorials continues to be a most rewarding and deeply moving process where fine art and Healing meet. Celebrations, such as Births, Marriages, Anniversaries and Retirements have also been marked thresholds where I have found my storytelling in stone process a most extraordinary gift to share.
I have also been working in Rhode Island at the Karin Sprague Carving Studios, as a visiting artist on a major project in venerable English Slate.
If you cannot make it to Whidbey Island this weekend- please drop a note or better yet- call me! The human voice is like birdsong amidst all the texting and emails…. and please update my contact info so we are sure to stay in touch!
Whidbey Working Artists Studio, www.whidbeyworkingartists.com
PO Box 389 Langley WA 98260