April is garden show month at Langley's beautiful Museo Gallery; the place will be filled with pieces about and for the garden. Many island artists participate; you can get the first look at the show and meet the artists at the opening night party, Saturday April 6, 5-7 p.m. Snacks, wine, art, flowers....it'll be a great evening, and a good excuse to come to Whidbey Island this weekend.
I am honored to be collaborating with porcelain artist Inge Roberts on pieces for the show. They're hard to describe - branches hung, or in some cases festooned, with Inge's porcelain moons, dogwood blossoms, or kids on swings....it was so fun to work with such an accomplished artist as Inge. Her work is truly magical, the ceramic so finely, beautifully wrought, but with a touch of the macabre...Here's a close up to give you an idea...it's almost as if the children are caught in the branches..
I was lucky enough to see this painting in progress in Carolyn Watt's studio in Port Townsend a couple of months ago....it is a gorgeous oil, 48 x 48", "White Columbine", and will be featured at the show
"A Pink Blush of Blue" by Kathy Fraga is an acrylic on frescoed canvas, 36" by 48"
Whidbey designer and painter David Price's impressionistic "Poppies" is an 18" by 18" encaustic
And what gardener doesn't need a new vase for spring? This wood fired ceramic vase by Jodi Cable is 14" by 7", and just the right size and shape for garden flowers...