We welcome Penny to Penn Cove Gallery. She is a multimedia artist residing in Oak Harbor, Washington. After decades working as an architect (which included designing the building that the gallery is housed in, as well as many other buildings on Whidbey island), Penny now spends her retirement making accessible art that people are proud to display in their homes. Her main area of interest is fused glass as she is fascinated by the transient nature of glass as both a liquid and solid material. She also creates leaded glass portraits and windows.
Adventure has been Diane’s passion. She has lived in a log cabin on Orcas Island, sailed across the Pacific, had a farm in Tenino, and currently lives an artist’s life on Whidbey Island. Her drive to create throughout the years has reflected this sense of adventure. Diane’s favorite mode has been painting--in oils , watercolor, and acrylics as well as carving and printing linocuts. It was when she discovered monotypes, the bridge between painting and printmaking, that she found her niche. She still creates linocuts and paintings, but her first love is working on monotypes and the myriad possibilities.
Color and composition are the strongest elements in Randy’s paintings. They are carried by the whimsical, fantasy, and cartoony characterization of the Pacific Northwest. He says, “To me, capturing reality is a job for a camera. To paint an emotion, that’s the job of an artist with a paintbrush. My medium has always been watercolor. It’s a fun, free medium that fits my personality. Hopefully I have made something that fits yours. You get the final word. It’s all about what makes you happy.”