Art

  • Hadrian Stone Design & Studio Gallery features regional and local artists with a new show every month, including Benjamin
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  • The Story Behind The Photographer: Marianne Stickles
    Photographer Marianne Stickles got her start with a Canon AE-1 when the film was painstakingly developed in a darkroom, unlike the instant gratification of today's digital cameras. "The darkroom was great fun, and I loved everything about it," she recalls. "It was mesmerizing to see the film develop before your eyes!" Marianne worked for a California newspaper
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  • Hadrian Stone Design: Functional Art Gallery

    The Hadrian Stone Design & Gallery features regional and local artists with a new show every month, including Benjamin Vanderwerff. Benjamin loves painting impressionist landscapes and has recently experimented with urban nightscapes. Did you know he is also a concrete artist

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  • Featured Photographer: Marianne Stickles

    Over the 15 years on staff at a community newspaper in California, Marianne Stickles' responsibilities were taking pictures connected to news stories, city council meetings, covering community events, including award ceremonies and banquet dinners. Today, she cannot wait to get out into the beautiful outdoors to share what she sees through her lens of our vivid sunsets, farmland vistas,...Read more

  • Featured Photographer: Marianne Stickles Part 2
    Photographer Marianne Stickles got her start with a Canon AE-1, when the film was painstakingly developed in a darkroom, unlike the instant gratification of today's digital cameras. "The darkroom was great fun, and I loved everything about it," she recalls. "It was mesmerizing to see the film develop before your eyes!" Marianne worked for a California newspaper
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  • Featured NW Artist: Brenda Calvert

    You would be hard-pressed to look at Brenda Calvert's artwork and not instantly smile. Her uplifting color palettes and ability to bring out beauty in everyday objects is a heartening combination.

    The Lynden artist's style is realism, which results in photograph-like paintings. When she started out, Brenda took her own photos. Today, she works from her client's precious pictures which...Read more

  • Featured Photogragher: Holly Davison

    Stay-at-home mother and nature lover by heart, Holly Davison is a local photographer who enjoys the view of the night sky. As a long time Whidbey Island resident, Davison grew up taking photos on her camera while on road trips with her family. At the time, however, she never considered herself to be a photographer. All she knew was that she loved taking photos.

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  •  Featured NW Artist: Jennifer McGill

    Remember those plastic watercolor paint sets we all had as kids? For most of us, it was just an item on the school supply list. For artist Jennifer McGill, it was a gift that ignited her interest in painting. In high school, she worked in an art supply store and in college she honed her skills in the watercolor medium.

    A few years ago, she delved into oil painting and was instantly...Read more

  • You guys are going to love our exclusive interview we did with Jennifer McGill! She is so talented and her studio was gorgeous! Thanks Jennifer, we really enjoyed getting to know you and featuring your breathtaking art in the latest issue of the NW Life magazine!Read more

  • Shooting for the Stars and Capturing Sunsets

    Holly Davison has a relatable reason for how she initially became interested in photography, she simply wanted to take better pictures of her kids. Years later, those who marvel at her beautiful work are sure glad she did!

    Her favorite subject to capture is the night sky - particularly the Milky Way, and the Northern Lights. "There's a peace during the night that you don't get during...Read more

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