Water and nature themes have always been part of Carol’s work. Growing up by a wide winding river in the Midwest, studying art in the mountains of Kentucky, living in Chicago near Lake Michigan and in Seattle by Puget Sound, and now living on rural Whidbey Island have all shaped what and how she sees. A beautiful line or form and fine detail have always caught her eye. Combining these elements harmoniously into a pot that is functional as well is very satisfying. Through this work she connects with people in the simple activities of life - serving food, displaying flowers, creating a quietly beautiful focal point in a room, or taking a moment to reflect with a cup of coffee or tea.
StillFire Pottery’s current line of pottery is distilled from a lifetime of working with porcelain clay, loving beautiful classical form, and being inspired by the intricacies of her created high-fire glazes combinations.
Jan lives on beautiful Whidbey Island with Deception Pass Park as her backyard and inspiration, and where she enjoys painting abstract impressionism inspired by nature.
She loves color and works in various mediums: acrylics, inks, charcoal, pastels, and collage. She strives to be different and produce work that isn’t seen elsewhere.
On her quest to be different, and after much research, she was able to produce outdoor art thinking that people are moving more to their outdoor environment at home and should have art to enjoy outside. With the help of several companies, she has been able to reproduce four pieces of her artwork on aluminum. These pieces are UV protected and can be in the elements for 10 to 15 years.
Every day brings a new revelation
Setting Sail by Jan Priggee
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.