So much to paint - so little time, but Rainy is busy working!
She paints in oils on large canvases as well as small ones that could sit on a desk.
Rainy was born and raised in Pocatello, Idaho. Her 7th grade teacher stirred her creative abilities and she took every art course available from then on. She moved to Seattle after high school and began her study of the landscape and nature that continues to be the focus of her work here on Whidbey Island. She will be at the gallery on June 25th, if you would like to meet her in person.
Visit us at 9 Front Street in Coupeville WA. Open every day starting May 28th. 10:00am to 5:30pm.
Penn Cove Gallery is featuring the work of wood sculptor Pat Collins in May. Pat has been sculpting wood for over 30 years. He strives to showcase the beauty and natural figure of fine hardwoods, without being tied to the restrictions of realism. In the words of Vincent Van Gogh, “Leave the obvious vague and exaggerate the essential”, which for Pat, “the essential” is the wood itself. Pat will be working at the gallery on May 7th. You can stop by and learn more about his beautiful "stylized" sculptures.
Penn Cove Gallery is featuring the work of jewelry artist Deborah Francis in April. Her work is contemporary and affordable. While often working in a series when creating jewelry, most necklaces and bracelets she creates are one-of-a-kind pieces. Originally working in polymer clay, she expanded her jewelry vocabulary to metals and cold connections after a three year residence in San Diego. Now, a variety of metals, found objects and polymer clay provide the right combinations of contrasting textures, colors and shapes.
Deborah also enjoys making relief sculpture. Her relief "A Delicate Balance" was used as the poster for the 2018 Coupeville Festival. see more of her work at www.deborahfrancis.com.
As a non-representational painter and sculptor, Richard focuses on the compositional elements to create an enduring form of visual poetry. The play of light and shadow on architectural and organic forms guide and inspire his work. He often uses a subdued “Northwest” palette to encourage a focus on the design components. His work has been described as complex, thoughtful, and well composed.
Richard holds a BFA and MFA from Washington State University where he received a one-year scholarship to study art at Nihon University in Tokyo, Japan. He also received a one-year sabbatical to study art and architecture in Western Europe, Israel, Russia, and Turkey from the Oak Harbor School District culminating in an art history program. Retiring in 2006 after a 30-year career as an art educator at the secondary level, he began working full time as an artist.
if you would like to visit with Richard, he will be present in the gallery March 11th & 12th.
Penn Cove Gallery is located at 9 Front Street in Coupeville, WA. Thursday through Monday 11:00am to 4:00pm