WELCOME FRESH COLORFUL SPRING!
SPRINGTIME ~ With COVID slowly but surely waning thoughout the U.S.A. (and in particular the Pacific Northwest), all of us are looking forward to this season of celebration. Holidays like Easter, Mother's Day and Father's Day mean family gatherings, and for most of us, these opportunities to get together with friends and family are truly WELCOME!
IN-PERSON ART EVENTS ~ Anther positive thing is that in-person art festivals are once again on my schedule after many months of disappointing cancellations. Below you'll find the first two I've been invited to appear in this Spring and Summer. Last Winter and early Spring, I completed several paintings, designed 3 NEW 2023 calendars plus 2 NEW jigsaw puzzles (with reprints of four others), so I'm thrilled to be able to share my work!
As 2022 unfolds, check this page to learn about more Summer in-person dates ~ plus Autumn and Holiday ones as they are added later in the year. I update this page frequently with additions, deletions ~ and in general, any changes to my schedule as they occur.
It is such a blessing that life is finally moving towards normalcy after these challenging last couple of years. Who knew how grateful we'd all to be able to achieve even the simplest things that we all took for granted before 2020.
As I mentioned above, I spent a very busy Winter creating artwork for clients. I have several more paintings to complete ~ and nothing gives me more joy! Some of the paintings, like the NEW "Photos of the Lovely Lilac Garden," are part of Spring's "Mother Nature's Prettiest Palette" Collection throughout this website. The What's New page is dedicated to 9 Spring colors with 18 selected works (some NEW!).
ART FESTIVALS & LOCAL VENUES ~ Below the "V.I.P. / PittyPat Studio," find lists of both the festivals and venues. Merchandise featuring my artwork at both of these reflects the current season / website. Click on the red bold collection titles (What's New, Spokane, Puget Sound, and More Paintings) to see all the Spring-themed works. NOTE ~ As my collection is large, not all festivals and venues will carry the same items ~ but nearly everything is available by phoning me at 206.406.1409.
SPECIAL EVENT & NEW ART ITEMS MAILINGS ~ Usually, I send postcards via text, email or printed hard copy (U.S.P.S.) sharing my schedule of events. If you are on my V.I.P. (Very Important Patron) List, this happens a couple times a year ~ once to feature the Spring / Summer season and another for Autumn / Winter / Holiday. I also use postcards to introduce NEW items and where you can find them in the Inland Northwest. Please phone me with questions about availability at 206.406.1409. See my Ordering page for all the details on what I offer.
YOUR PRIVACY ~ To be added to my VIP List, please phone or text me at 206.406.1409 with your contact information. Your privacy is very important to me. NOTE ~ I absolutely NEVER share your personal information.
PITTYPAT STUDIO ~ CREATING NEW "AMERICANA" FINE ART ~ Due to COVID, our move to Moran Prairie in 2020, and family health challenges, I felt it was time to close my private PittyPat Gallery. Thank you to everyone who visited over the decades ~ your kind patronage was wonderful. With this closure, please know I am still busy creating in a space that includes paint, canvases, easels with works-in-progress, bookcases filled with art history books, plus a digital design center for designing myweb site, cards, calendars, puzzles and more from finished paintings.
RIVERFRONT PARK CAROUSEL SHOP ~ The Looff Carousel is one of the main attractions in Spokane's Downtown District. In Spring 2021 as the percentage of folks receiving vaccinatesy grew, a decision was made to re-open this beloved setting so locals and visiting folks could enjoy it ~ especially families. The carousel's brass ring is there for the taking!
NORTHWEST MUSEUM OF ARTS & CULTURE (THE MAC) ~ The MAC is a regional museum located in Spokane's oldest neighborhood west of the Downtown District. Browne's Addition is still filled with many mansions of Spokane's early wealthy. The Amasa Campbell House and others are the outstanding work of Spokane architects Kirtland K. Cutter, L.L. Rand and others.
In the late 1990s, the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (The MAC) added two more contemporary structures. The campus includes the main structure for exhibits and The Museum Store. A second bulding is a library with archived historical photography (reproductive services at a nominal fee). The third is the stunningly restored Amasa Campbell mansion ~ basement to attic. The MAC is a "must see" destination in the Pacific Northwest.
My fine art has enjoyed a home in the MAC's Museum Store since it opened over two decades ago in 1997. I am honored to have a collection of cards there.
THE SOUTH MONROE ACE ~ This ACE Hardware has the largest collection of my fine art cards and magnets available in the Inland Northwest. This collection includes 250+ local settings featured throughout the year ~ enough that they revolve with the seasons. Over 75 of these are scenes from the surrounding South Hill neighborhood.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED ~ This store has an enormous selection of every conceivable item for neighborhood DIYers and their projects. For over a decade, Doug and I lived about 5 blocks from this ACE. Now miles away on Moran Prairie, we still drive to this Lower South Hill neighborhood store as it always has EVERYTHING we need!
FRONT ENTRANCE ~ Find my cards, magnets,NEW jigsaw puzzles and NEW 2023 Calendars just inside the front entrance at ACE.
57TH & REGAL UPS STORE ~ UPS is a favorite client as they are one of two local printers that handle most of the commercial printing I can't manage at my own digital studio. This includes the special technology that creates my canvas reproductions. These are remarkably similar to my originals, but produced for a much more affordable fee ~ perfect for patrons who want the look and feel of canvas without the substantial expense a collector of originals would expect.
Like other UPS neighborhood outlets, the 57th & Regal store also packs, ships, faxes, and more. Plus it offers mailboxes for those who want the security of a street address without having their mail delivered to their homes. The staff does a great job meeting his customers' challenges ~ going the extra mile to get the job done right.
KING, KITSAP, PIERCE, SNOHOMISH COUNTIES & MORE!
NEW locations are in-the-works for Western Washington.
ENJOY THIS DELIGHTFUL SEASON ~ AND HOPE TO SEE YOU AT AN IN-PERSON EVENT THIS YEAR!
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ARTWORK OR CONTENT?
iPhone ~ 206.406.1409 (Talk, Text & Voicemail)
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