March 29, 2023 marks the day that Guemes Island lost a treasure. Artist Kit Marcinko was a man who held a special place in the hearts of many. He has been referred to as a legend and will certainly be remembered as such.
Bob Anderson wears many hats – artist, teacher, spiritual leader, and social justice advocate to name a few. Bob has a rich artistic history that was nurtured by those around him and he wants to pass along that gift by mentoring the creative talents of artists around him. Read on to learn about what makes Bob tick and be inspired by his generous spirit.
Dr. Tim Wittman sees that which is hidden within pieces of wood, hunks of clay, and his fellow human beings and helps their unique beauty come to the surface for all to see. His pieces are not your run of the mill wooden bowls, they are truly stunning sculptures.
February’s artist of the month article delves into the person behind the Guemes Island Art Initiative. Kathy Whitman shares her enthusiasm and zest for life with all around her and we are all the better for it. She can be described as a talented artist, top-tier volunteer, and avid gardener. Read on to learn more about this treasure we call Kathy.
December’s artist blended a tech career with her artistic talents and ended up with works of art that can be months in the making…but they are so worth the wait! Liz Ruest makes her digital collages using a combination of her original paintings and photographs along with scanned images and items which she melds together on her computer. The results are stunning and you can’t help but be drawn in for a closer look.
Marietta Harrigan is a painter who beautifully captures her surroundings. Her tools are oils and pastels, and the results are exceptional pieces of art.
Allen Moe is an artist the likes of which people have rarely seen. His mediums include chicken feet, bones, fish parts, road kill, latex caulk, and a cement-like compound. The resulting artwork is unique, to say the least.
Mary Lascelles’ photography is more about the light, shapes, colors, and mood – as opposed to subject – which means we get to see her vision in everything from wildlife and landscapes to portraits and studies of people.
What do blue jeans and wine barrels have in common? The obvious answer is nothing, but I’ve recently learned that’s not the case. The answer is Tom Hancock!
“Beachcombing is one of my favorite things to indulge in, so I Include something from the beach in every piece that I create.”