April Studio Opening & Artist's Reception

The Studio will be open the two middle weekends of April 2014--just in time for what should be the peak of the wonderful Skagit Tulip Festival. Hours will be from 11 am to 4 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 11, 12, 13 and 18, 19, 20. Of course, we are also open by appointment so if you can't make one of those times, be sure to call or email us for a time that works for you.

We recently returned from California with a small SUV loaded with some wonderful new vintage and unique finds. You can get an idea of some of these with this new video featuring Lynne's collection. Lynne's Vintage Finds video.

We're also very excited to present two artists new to the Studio: Niel Pfundt and Christina Arthur.

Niel (yes, that is correct spelling) is a longtime friend, former art teacher in Anacortes and is now retired from his commercial fishing career. He and his wife Dianne live in Bellingham and spend much of their time taking friends out on their wonderfully restored wood boat "Rosy." But Niel has recently picked up his paint brush again and will offer several new paintings in this show. His interest in nautical themes drawn from the local landscape will definitely be on display.

Christina Arthur grew up in Mount Vernon, joined the Army where she flew Blackhawk helicopters, lived in Texas and now lives near Olympia. As busy wife and mom, she has been squeezing some painting time in the last little while and we are so pleased to be able to offer her amazing paintings. While not quite sticking with our theme of northwest landscape painting, her southwest landscape influence comes through strongly in the two large paintings we will have available. You're sure to enjoy her rich colors and incredible detail as well as the unique subject matter.

I've been painting as well and have several new paintings featuring northwest landscapes to offer. Spending a good deal of time in the desert has been an interesting experience in seeing how light, color, atmosphere as well as the unique mountains and desert landscape affects my artistic sensibility and style. 

We're really looking forward to seeing you at this year's Tulip Festival Studio opening. Help spread the word. You can do so simply by going to Facebook.com/carriagehillstudio and "liking" us.