Gallery 9’s featured artist Carolyn Doe has been hard at work in her warm studio all winter and will present a fresh collection of work for May. She says, “I love winter for the opportunity to hole up and get in my creative zone. Spring means thawing and birdsong, and bringing out new work.” This new work includes landscape themes in palette knife oils, batik on silk, and mixed media botanical prints with oils.
Deeply inspired by the natural beauty of this area, Carolyn spends lots of time outside, walking and soaking in the sights and sounds, before returning to the studio to paint from her heart. Lately, old barns have been a favorite theme – their weathered wood and meadow settings lending themselves well to Doe’s batik on silk, and palette knife oil pieces.
Also in May, Gallery 9 features the fine woodworking of Robin McCann. Robin’s appreciation of wood shines through in his impeccable craftsmanship and remarkable design sense of form and grace. In addition to his stunning large furniture, McCann has also been working on smaller pieces, giving all an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of fine woodworking in their lives.
Join Carolyn Doe and Robin McCann in discussing their work during Gallery Walk, Saturday, May 6, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at Gallery 9, 1012 Water Street, in Port Townsend. See gallery-9.com or call 379-8881 for more information.