A BEAUTIFUL CORNER OF THE U.S.A. ~ Many in the greater Seattle area believe that the Pacific Northwest is one of the most picturesque regions in the entire United States. You'll find stunning architecture like Seattle's iconic Space Needle and lush green parks and gardens because of the area's prolific rainfall.

Majestic settings like Mount Rainier, the San Juans and the North Cascades offer some of Mother Nature's most diverse, stunnihgly beautiful handiwork.

SEATTLE'S FAMOUS PUBLIC MARKET ~ This setting on Seattle's beautiful waterfront is a famous one. Some of you may recall the scene from the favorite 1993 film, "Sleepless in Seattle," starring Tom Hands and Meg Ryan where Hanks and Rob Reiner walked down the hillside towards the Seattle Public Market, chatting about modern dating practices.

This photo of the market, a bustling hub of activity and fun in Winter, pictures the iconic settting with a crips, high overcast sky overhead.

When my husband Doug and were living in this corner of the Pacific Northwest, we often visited the market on Saturdays with out-of-town guests. It was a great place to buy seafood, farm-fresh veggies and fresh flowers for the evening meal. Everyone wanted to see the fresh catch being thrown back and forth ~ quite a site!

 

ENJOY THIS COZY HEARTFELT SEASON!!

 

 

4 GROUPS IN THE "PUGET SOUND" COLLECTION

I've divided this collection into 4 groups with sub-categories. Each group highlights neighborhoods, communities and well-known beloved regional areas. In most cases, the artwork revolves with and reflects the seasons and holidays.

 

NEW ARTWORK, GROUP PDFS & "THE BIG LIST"

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SEATTLE ~ UNIQUE SUBJECTS, PRETTY PUBLIC PLACES,, AND "HOME SWEET HOMES" IN THESE NEIGHBORHOODS ~ BALLARD, CAPITOL HILL, LESCHI, MAGNOLIA, PIONEER SQUARE, PORTAGE BAY, QUEEN ANNE, THE UNIVERSITY DISTRICT, WALLINGFORD AND MORE

The Entire Seattle Collection pdf ~ Click on the three-page pdf to see and learn about all 15 images. NOTE ~ Some views are details of larger paintings.

"PIONEER SQUARE PERGOLA" (DOWNTOWN SEATTLE, WA. • PAINTED OCTOBER 2002 • ACRYLIC• 8X10-INCH)

Seattle’s pergola was designed to be the focal point of downtown Seattle's Pioneer Square (PioneerSquare.org).

In early 2001, a large delivery truck accidentally clipped the 91-year-old structure, pulling the ornate cast-iron structure to the ground.

A team of fine craftsmen restored this beloved landmark, finishing the project in record time just a year later. Folks of all ages were just delighted.

Pioneer Square has always been a beloved downtown destination ~ especially during the Holiday season when tiny white fairy lights sparkled everywhere.

Highlight ~ I pictured my visiting teenage niece Kelly Barton taking a break from shopping with high school chums Lauren, Bonnie and Katie. Remarkably, several years later, Bonnie's father went on to our contractor when we purchased and restored our vintage bungalow in Eastern Washington.

"THE STATELY STIMSON-GREEN MANSION" (CAPITOL HILL, SEATTLE, WA • PAINTED FEBRUARY 2002 • ACRYLIC ON CANVAS • 8X10-INCH)

The Stimson-Green mansion (StimsonGreen.com) was designed for D.C. Stimson, a wealthy Seattle lumber merchant, in 1901 by Spokane architect Kirtland K. Cutter. Built for $30,000 with an additional $16,000 set aside for furnishings, Stimson tolerated the inconvenience of the 300-mile distance between Seattle and Spokane to use Cutter, because he was the architect that Stimson most preferred.

Constructed in the classic Tudor, half-timbered style, this home was almost identical to the Amasa Campbell House in Spokane, but Cutter flipped the floor plans to take advantage of Stimson's view of Puget Sound from Seattle's Capitol Hill.

As Seattle grew into a larger crowded city, Stimson made the decision to move his family to the exclusive gated Highlands neighborhood north of Seattle where Cutter designed an estate on a much grander scale. The Joshua Green family then made this handsome Tudor-Revival their home.

Highlight ~ Decades later, the mansion was carefully restored and re-opened to the public as a special event center. Several of my friends have been married here.

"AUTUMN AT THE ACADEMY THROUGH THE YEARS" (CAPITOL HILL, SEATTLE, WA • PAINTED MARC H2010 • ACRYLIC• 11X14-INCH

In 1880, Holy Names Academy (HolyNames-Sea.org.) was founded by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, under the guidance of Mother Marie Rose Durocher.

In 1859,the sisters came to Oregon, and about 20 years later established a school (23 to start) in Seattle at Second & Seneca Streets. As the city and student body grew, the school relocated ~ finally settling at its current Capitol Hill site. Albert Beitung designed the handsome structure in the neo-classical style, and in 1906, under the leadership of Sister Mary Leontine, ground was broken. Bishop Edward J. O’Dea presided as the cornerstone was laid in 1907 and the building dedicated in 1908.

Originally housing 12 grades and a Normal School, the Academy has grown, met challenges and adapted to the changing world. Today’s Holy Names Academy offers an up-to-date college-prep curriculum, while grounding students in the values that have ensured its success for decades.

Highlight ~ This piece pictures staff and classmates from three generations: (L-R) 1930s (frocks), 1950s (jumpers), and 1970s (skirts & blazers). The 1970s group includes guests from Spokane’s HNA ~ thus the two different skirts.

"THE HUSKY HOUSE" (LESCHI, SEATTLE, WA • PAINTED NOVEMBER 1998 • ACRYLIC ON CANVAS • 11X14-INCH)

I created this original painting for Margy and Scott Samuelson, owners of this charming brick Tudor cottage with an an unobstructed view of Lake Washington. The couple has enjoyed a love affair with the University of Washington Huskies. Note their purple and gold team flag blowing in the breeze.

They purchased the vintage lake cabin in Seattle's Leschi neighborhood years ago because of its rustic personality, which the couple worked hard to preserve. They kept the original stone fireplace, knotty-pine paneling and wagon wheel chandelier in their great room. Also original to the property were the stone pathways that crisscrossed the back yard and led to the large outdoor fireplace and Hansel-and-Gretel-style garden shed.

For decades, the couple hosted a holiday open house to kick off the parade of Christmas ships on the lake. Revelers walked the short two blocks from the house to toast themselves by the shoreline’s blazing fire and sing Christmas carols.

Highlight ~ This home was highighted in a 2016 summer issue of the Seattle Times Pacific Northwest Magazine. Click on Pacific NW Magazine pdf to read, "New Arrangements for a Historic Garden."

 

 

EASTSIDE COMMUNITIES ~ PRETTY PUBLIC PLACES, HISTORIC SETTINGS AND "HOME SWEET HOMES" IN THESE COMMUNITIES ~ BELLEVUE, CLYDE HILL, ISSAQUAH, KIRKLAND, LAKE HILLS, MEDINA, NORTH BEND, REDMOND, SAMMAMISH, SNOHOMISH, SNOQUALMIE & WOODINVILLE

Entire Eastside Collection pdf ~ Click on the 11-page pdf to see all 55 paintings.

BELLEVUE, MEDINA AND LAKE HILLS ~ SETTINGS IN NEIGHBORHOODS NEAR LAKE WASHINGTON, SOME WITH WATERFRONT PROPERTIES

"MEDINA NEIGHBORHOOD MARKET" (MEDINA, WA • PAINTED MAY 2001 • ACRYLIC ON CANVAS • 8X10-INCH)

This charming corner grocery was known for decades as the “penny candy store” for the lakeside community of Medina, Washington.

At the time I painted this piece, the little store had an uncertain future, as rumor had it that the familiar little “landmark” might be demolished as the lot it was sitting on was so valuable.

Recently on a visit to the area, I drove through Medina and saw that the building had had a great deal of repair work done and was open again for business.

In 2001, when I began the portrait of it, the market has just closed its doors, but retained the casual coziness of days gone by. This little store always held lots of memories for the youngsters who grew up within walking distance of it in the 1950s and 1960s.

"CELEBRATING AT SACRED HEART CHURCH" (BELLEVUE, WA • PAINTED APRIL 2013 • ACRYLIC ON CANVAS • 8X10-INCH)

Built in 1926 on Main Street in the heart of the Eastside community of Bellevue, this petite brick masonry Gothic structure served the Roman Catholic community as Sacred Heart Church for 30-plus years.

Early Bellevue pioneer and benefactor Noe Lanier donated the land for the site of the construction of this church. Remarkably, with all the business and residential growth in the burgeoning city’s downtown corridor, the structure was never demolished or moved from its original location.

The vintage Sacred Heart Church is the oldest remaining Roman Catholic Church structure in Bellevue, although it was converted into an office building when the new parish complex for the Sacred Heart was built a few miles west of this location on Clyde Hill.

Highlight ~ When I completed this painting, a wooden panel hid the structure’s once welcoming front entrance, but the simple beauty and charm of the church were still intact.

"HOUSE FOR ALL SEASONS" (MEDINA, WA • PAINTED DECEMBER 2017 • ACRYLIC ON CANVAS • 8X10INCH)

The portrait of this handsome home designed in authentic Northwest style was commissioned by Jo Stubbs, the mother of the wife of the couple who lived there in Medina on Lake Washington.

Jo had it painted as a very special Christmas gift for her daughter's family. Doug and I shared seats next to her at the University of Washington Husky games ~ and she was an ardent fan of my work.

This home was enjoyed by her children as “a house for all seasons” as it was a very easy place to live in any time of the year. Many in this neighborhood had replaced more modest cottages and Cape Cods with grand contemporary mansions (most owned by wealthy Microsoft executives), so the Northwest design of this residence was wonderful departure with natural building materials and imaginative lakeside landscaping.

Highlight ~ In Summer when boats cruised by, folks saw one Adirondack chair labeled “Republican” and one “Democrat” at the end of the dock.

"HISTORIC WINTERS HOUSE" (BELLEVUE, WA • PAINTED FEBRUARY 2002 • ACRYLIC ON CANVAS • 8X10-INCH)

The Winters House just off Bellevue Way en-route to Interstate-90 was well known for decades as one of the loveliest old structure in Bellevue. Partially hidden by lush foliage when I painted this piece years ago, many of the homeward-bound commuters probably drove by this architectural gem without realizing it.

Sadly, this handsome historic house was demolished in 2018 to accommodate the installation of a light rail system route through Bellevue ~ something that busy commuters were hoping would help alleviate the terrible snarled traffic that King County has been dealing with for the last many decades.

Once part of the Eastside Heritage Center (EastsideHeritageCenter.org), this Mission Revival-style residence was carefully restored several years ago, so its destruction was crushing to many local historians as very few vintage structures remain in this constantly burgeoning metropolitan area.

Highlight ~ The Winters House hosted their annual Strawberry Festival at this historic setting in 2002. Throngs of folks of all ages had one thing in common ~ they loved strawberry shortcake! They spilled out of every room onto the upper deck and back patio wildlife viewing platform. At that time, the Eastside Heritage Center was also using to mansion to showcase period historical exhibit highlighting the history of Bellevue, Medina and beyond.

 

 

KIRKLAND, YARROW POINT AND CLYDE HILL~ COMMUNITIES NORTH OF BELLEVUE AND MEDINA, SOME ON THE WATERFRONT OF LAKE WASHINGTON

"TARTAN TRIM AT THE TOLLEFSONS" (YARROW POINT, LAKE WASHINGTON, KIRKLAND, WA • PAINTED DECEMBER 2006 • ACRYLIC ON CANVAS • 8X10-INCH)

This charming vintage Craftsman-style home was built in the picturesque Yarrow Point neighborhood on the east shore of Lake Washington decades before the family purchased it.

It was one of the original vacation cottages on Lake Washington and the Tollefson family worked diligently to authentically restore it to its original feel with more current conveniences deftly added throughout the house.

The artwork featured here was a reworking of a commission (“Tulips at the Tollefson’s”) I completed for the family in 1999. In this painting embellished with a Holiday theme, the Tollefsons decorated their cottage festively for the season with tartan ribbons, fairy lights, candles and greenery. Daughters Thea and Clara were perched on the porch railing while their pet lab welcomed family and friends arriving to celebrate with the family.

Highlight ~ This altered piece was used to create their 2008 Christmas cards.

“THE STECKART'S HOLIDAY HOUSE” (KIRKLAND, WA • PAINTED DECEMBER 1999 • ACRYLIC ON CANVAS • 8X10-INCH)

After receiving commissions for three lovely upscale homes in this small tight-knit neighborhood, the Steckart family approached me to create a portrait of their Craftsman-style rambling bungalow with a peek-a-boo view of Lake Washington’s Yarrow Bay.

I painted the original artwork for them with sunny Autumn theme as their home was surrounded by brilliantly colored leaf-filled trees.

A month or so later, the couple asked me to alter a print to serve as artwork for their Holiday cards that year, so I added a holly wreath with red berries to the front door, a huge decorated Christmas tree shining in their living room window and dozens of colored colored lights on shrubs in the Steckart’s front yard.

Highlight ~ The couple was pictured in the foreground of the scene, dressed in festives easonal sweaters, waiting to greet guests arriving to their Holiday open house.

“THE STARRY NIGHT” (KIRKLAND, WA • PAINTED DECEMBER 1999 • ACRYLIC ON CANVAS • 8X10-INCH)

The couple who owned this handsome contemporary two-story home commissioned a portrait of in Autumn, in the month of October 1999.

Their residence was located in a small, secluded neighborhood above a lush, wetland filled hillside overlooking Yarrow Bay. Several majestic eagles and other wildlife made their home there, as did a handful of lucky families ~ and the view for everyone was truly incredible.

This artwork was an adaptation of initial portrait I created for the couple who owned it, this one showing substantial alterations for use as cover artwork for invitations I created for their intimate wedding-at-home on New Year’s Eve.

Highlight ~ After their evening ceremony, the bride and groom gathered their guests on the front grounds of their home and shot off a huge display of fireworks to honor not only the beginning of the new year, but athe beginning of the their married life together at this lovely setting.

“BOWERS OF FLOWERS AT THE BUOICCHI'S” (KIRKLAND, WA • PAINTED JULY 1999 • ACRYLIC ON CANVAS • 11X14-INCH

The Tom Buiocchi family lived in a lush, quiet neighborhood in Kirkland overlooking Lake Washington’s Yarrow Bay just north of Highway 520.

The development of large homes provided the residents with a screened view through the lush forests down to the bay below.

Tom commissioned this artwork as a special gift for his wife Linda and the couple was pictured in this piece with their children (twin girls and a boy) in the driveway of their home.

During the warmer months, gorgeous blooms filled Linda’s flower boxes and gardens and in the Winter was often blessed with a dusting of snow. The home's balconies and deck overlooked the greenbelt and wetlands beyond, so the family was frequently entertained by a family of young eagles during the Summer months.

Highlight ~ In the upper right corner of the painting was a treehouse already in place built by previous owners when the Buiocchis moved in ~ a bonus for son Kevin.

 

 

REDMOND, WOODINVILLE AND SAMMAMISH ~ PRETTY PUBLIC PLACES, HISTORIC SETTINGS, "HOME SWEET HOMES," WOODINVILLE'S "WINE COUNTRY" AND MORE

"GINGERBREAD BOYS AT BILL BROWN'S" (REDMOND, WA • PAINTED JULY 2013 • ACRYLIC ON CANVAS • 8X10-INCH)

William “Bill” Brown was one of Redmond’s most popular, longest serving mayors (1919 through 1948). After Microsoft’s founder Bill Gates, he is probably the figure who exerted the most influence over this Eastside community.

Among his many business interests in the small logging and mining community, he built a large square brick building in the center of downtown which housed a bar, sofa fountain, barber shop and mortuary on the main level and a dance hall on the second floor with cells for “ladies of the evening” all along the south side of it. Being far removed from the Seattle area allowed Brown to run "his town" town as he saw fit.

From 1924 to 1932 he also served as King County Commissioner. In 1916, Brown married Laura Duffy and built this charming Craftsman-style cottage for the couple. In later years, the cottage went on to house a number of small businesses ~ from a hugely popular café to a candy company.

Even though this little shingle bungalow has worn many hats (when I painted this, it was serving Redmond as the Bill Brown café, its interior has retained much of the warm cozy feeling it had when first constructed.

Highlight ~ After spending the morning shopping, I am about to treat neice Addison and her mother Heidi to a cozy brunch inside.

"GATHERING AT THE GRANGE" (HAPPY VALLEY, REDMOND, WASHINGTON • PAINTED OCTOBER 2009 • ACRYLIC ON CANVAS • 8X10-INCH)

I completed this portrait of #322 Happy Valley Grange in honor of its 100th birthday in 2009. Founded in 1909, the clapboard structure was built in the rural pocket of small farms in Happy Valley just east of Redmond.

The grange had just been given a “sprucing up” inside and out when I painted the evening mid-winter scene. It shows me and fellow artists, potters and other creators unloading our work for a holiday arts & crafts fair.

The grange was the ideal setting for this event as it was adjacent to a bustling farm that catered to the neighborhood on the hill above. Two artists created the friendly snowman who kept us company that chilly winter night.

I pictured myself with creative pal Robin Westbrook and sister Marlee carrying crates of our artwork and craft items to set up for the Annual Holiday Bazaar that was hosted by the Grange in the early 2000s. It was a wonderful cozy venue located next door to the Serres Family Christmas Tree Farm.

Highlight ~ One of Hollywood's most famous and accomplished Oscar winning actors spent his youth growing up on a small farm in Happy Valley. Gary Cooper lived in the area with his family during the Great Depression years until the Coopers were able to move to Montana.

"WINTER AT WUTHERWOOD" (SAMMAMISH, WASHINGTON • PAINTED OCTOBER 2009 • ACRYLIC ON CANVAS • 8X10-INCH))

This wintery scene pictured a cozy one-story rambler tucked away in one of the few rural pockets left in the community of Sammamish, Washington. Later completely developed into dozens of upscale neighborhoods, at the time I was commissioned to paint this artwork, the property was still surrounded by acres of meadows and wooded forests.

I pictured owners Wendy and John Scannell in the foreground of this wintery scene joined by their considerable collection of beloved pets ~ some sporting colorful jingle-bell collars. Note the kittycats perched on windowsills.

This was a traditional winter wonderland scene at "Wutherwood" on a starlit Christmas Eve ~ complete with a festive red-scarved snowman to welcome guests at the front gate.

Highlight ~ What inspired this commission piece was the Scannell’s purchase of my holiday art of Mary Beth Ballantyne’s Capitol Hill mansion dressed in Christmas splendor (pictured above in the "Seattle" section

"CELEBRATING AT THE SMITH HOUSE" (SAMMAMISH, WA • PAINTED NOVEMBER 2003 • ACRYLIC ON CANVAS • 8X10-INCH

This handsome three-story Colonial home located just east of Lake Sammamish on the Sammamish Plateau was a faithful reproduction of a residence that architect Frank Tichy disassembled in New England and reassembled on one of the islands in Puget Sound.

Using the original home as a “blueprint,” Tichy was extremely attentively true to the original detail ~ and constructed a handful of these remarkable residences in Western Washington.

This traditional Colonial was built on a hillside that was part of the owner’s natural forested property and enjoyed a view of the pastoral valley below. This work was a Holiday adaptation of a commission (“Springtime at the Smith House”) Christmas gift Jim Smith had created for his wife Mary. Note the dusting of snow, the holly wreath on the front door, candles flickering in the window and a tree glowing in the living room window.

Highlight ~ Jim Smith revealed his surprise gift to his wife when he handed her a Christmas card with artwork of their beloved Colonial on the cover.

 

 

ISSAQUAH, NORTH BEND & SNOQUALMIE ~ SNOQUALMIE FALLS, THE SALISH LODGE & SPA, THE VINTAGE RAILWAY STATION AND "HOME SWEET HOMES"

"SUNSET AT THE SALISH LODGE & SPA" (SNOQUALMIE, WA • PAINTED JUNE 2001 • ACRYLIC ON CANVAS • 8X10-INCH)

Located near North Bend in the town of Snoqualmie, the Salish Lodge & Spa (SalishLodge.com) was built on the cliff next to thundering Snoqualmie Falls several decades ago.

Famous for romantic weekends and sumptuous meals in its dining room with picture windows overlooking the falls, the shingle-style lodge has provided gracious hospitality and a very pampered stay to its lucky guests for years. It is especially breathtaking during the Holiday season.

The Salish Country Store just off the lobby offered discerning shoppers delightful, clever gift ideas ~ perfect for guests hoping to purchase a memento of their stay at this iconic setting. Not only could sightseers enjoy the view of Snoqualmie Falls from lodge level, the outdoor pathway through the forest allowed folks to hike down to the base of the spectacular falls ~ a majestic sight!

Highlight ~ Director Tim Burton’s dark, quirky “Twin Peaks” television series used this lodge as the backdrop for its 1990-1991 run.

"EXPLORING SNOQUALMIE FALLS (DETAIL)" (SNOQUALMIE, WA • PAINTED OCTOBER 2001 • ACRYLIC ON CANVAS • 8X10-INCH)

Snoqualmie Falls (SnoqualmieFalls.com) has always been one of the most beautiful natural wonders of the Seattle, Washington region. Located a short 30-minute drive from the downtown area, this jewel has attracted folks for generations.

Built in the picturesque little community of Snoqualmie not far from the world famous Salish Lodge & Spa, the beautifully detailed Victorian-style Snoqualmie Depot housed both a small railway museum(TrainMuseum.org), gift shop and of course, the ticket office for folks who loved to ride the vintage trains around the beautiful forested countryside surrounding Snoqualmie Falls.

For years, it’s been a fun destination for train lovers of all ages. Since the nearby railroad cars began being restored, the depot offered rides during the holiday, carrying eager families on a short loop ride around nearby Snoqualmie Falls that culminating with a Saint Nicholas hosted breakfast. 

Ticket prices were kept low so that folks of all ages could take advantage of this Holiday tradition. During the summer month, folks were also able to take advantage of a longer route, riding in vintage open-air passenger cars that clattered through the forest, stopping at small towns that doted the picturesque countryside at the foot of Mount Si. perched on the cliff overlooking the thunderous falls has served spectacular breakfast for decades.

The 84 guest rooms there were designed to be elegantly rustic ~ a romantic spot for honeymooners and couples who want to get away for a very special weekend away and leave their cares and worries at home. Two gift shops (one located inside the lodge and the other at the top of the hiking trail to the base of the falls) were designed to treat visitors to an eclectic wonderful selection of memorabilia, casual wear, delectable sweets, greeting cards and more.

Highlight ~ A favorite picnic destination, Snoqualmie Falls always inspired a sense of awe, especially when the snow started to melt and the river became swollen in Spring.

"THE LIEPINS' GARDEN GAZEBO" (ISSAQUAH, WA • APRIL 1999 • ACRYLIC ON CANVAS • 8X10-INCH)

I painted this pastoral setting to honor relatives of my sister-in-law Jorja Packard Simpson.

Zeke and Jessica Liepins were her brother Rusty’s in-laws and my husband and I became acquainted with this lovely couple when we were invited to Easter dinner at their home north of Downtown Issaquah.

The lived in a graciously decorated rambler, but what was really special was their breathtakingly beautiful back garden. The rolling hill behind their home included several flower gardens in full colorful bloom every Spring, a large greenhouse, a grape arbor and the charming gazebo pictured here.

Jessica’s Easter dinners were legendary inspiring events as her home was a tribute to the Easter hols throughout ~ not to mention a buffet table overflowing with every kind of delectable dish imaginable. My husband Doug and I were always delighted to be included in their friendly feast.

Highlight ~ For decades, the Liepins made their home and gardens available to brides and grooms for wedding celebrations.

"MOUNT SI MARVEL" (NORTH BEND, WA • PAINTED MARCH 1998 • ACRYLIC ON CANVAS • 11X14-INCH)

This large, handsome lodge-style house became home to the Lane family living in a modest cottage on Seattle’s North Side for several decades. Jeff, Diane, kids Cody and Aubrey plus assorted cats, birds, dogs, horses and more moved to this handsome rustic two-story lodge style home constructed of vertical wood siding and shingles at the foot of majestic Mount Si.

Located just west of North Bend, this stunning rural area offered the family all of the pleasures of country living with cosmopolitan Bellevue and Seattle within a short hour’s drive.

I painted this portrait of the Lane’s home shortly after they finished building it and gave the artwork an Autumn theme because of all of the colorful fall foliage that framed the property.

Highlight ~ The two very young Lanes Aubrey and Cody (now married and parents themselves) were pictured in the foreground surrounded with orange pumpkins, apple-filled ceramic crocks and shocks of grain.

 

 

NORTH PUGET SOUND ~ PRETTY PUBLIC PLACES, HISTORIC SETTINGS AND "HOME SWEET HOMES" IN THESE COMMUNITIES ~ ANACORTES, EDMONDS, EVERETT, LA CONNER, LAKE ROESIGNER, LAKE STEVENS, MONROE, MOUNT VERNON AND MORE

Entire North Puget Sound Collection pdf ~ Click on the three-page pdf to see all 12 paintings. NOTE ~ Some views are details of larger paintings.

"STAR CREEK RANCH" (LAKE STEVENS, WA • PAINTED DECEMBER 1993• ACRYLIC ON CANVAS • 8X10-INCH)

At the time I painted the portrait of this modest, but charming little ranch-style cottage near Lake Stevens in Northeast Washington State, my friends John Tanaka (an Everett Firefighter) and Mary Anne Schmidt (a nurse) had just moved from apartments in King County to this pastoral setting where John had just purchased several acres of forested property.

The land came complete with this small home, three idyllic lily ponds and a couple of babbling streams that ran though the setting.

Mary Anne, who also was a true equestrian, finally had a place that her huge Clydesdale “Knight” could call home.

Highlight ~ I pictured the young couple on the front steps of their “castle,” perfectly christened “Star Creek Ranch." This fine artwork home portrait was the couple’s housewarming gift when they moved in!

"AUTUMN AT THE ARTISTREE" (COUNTRY VILLAGE BOTHELL, WASHINGTON • PAINTED APRIL 1999 • ACRYLIC ON CANVAS • 8X10-INCH)

The Artistree was a unique fine art gallery in Bothell's Country Village where I exhibited a revolving show of my artwork during the mid-1990s for nearly a decade.

The gallery was part of an unusual collection of gift, antique and garden shops with cafés and bistros tucked in between. It was created from vintage farm outbuildings from days when the area was a completely rural setting. The little destination really sprang to life in Autumn with its Oktoberfest and even more so at Christmastime when wide-eyed kiddos witnessed Santa landing in the village square with his sleigh and reindeer. Sadly these traditions have ended recently when this property became too valuable to support the quaint little boutique shopping destination and it was sold to develpers for development into a residendial neighborhood.

The Artistree Gallery was operated by Robin and Wendy James with lots of help from their father, Bob ~ all three very talented artists. Robin illustrated the nationally famous children’s Serendipity books (RobinJames.net) while her sister Wendy created whimsical jewelry and other clever crafty items. Bob was the genius behind the Bon Marche’s (later Macy’s) holiday trim for decades.

Sadly, the James family sold the business in the early 2000s upon Bob's passing.And I learned recently that that Country Village was closed and sold to developers as the real estate had became too valuable to support the quaint little destination.

Highlight ~ I worked with Bob James from 1974 through 1988 (14 years) at the old Bon Marche flagship headquarters building on Third Avenue & Pine Street ~ an iconic structure taken over by Macy's and finally vacated in 2019.

"CRUSING LA CONNER IN JUST-A-TUG" (LA CONNER, WA • PAINTED APRIL 2009 • ACRYLIC ON CANVAS • 8X10-INCH)

Bill and Jamie Fowler commissioned this portrait of their summer home “Justatug” several years ago when I met the couple at my artwork booth at the Redmond Saturday Market. They were enchanted with my little paintings ~ and decided to choose me as their artists to memorialize their very unique Summer "home."

These two enjoyed every second of the summer months cruising around Puget Sound and the San Juans in this handsome vessel. This was perfect retirement arrangement as they spent the cooler months of the year wintering in a cozy cottage they built on their son's property.

This painting also featured the beloved resort town of La Conner (LaConnerchamber.com) (LaConnerChamber.com)in the background.

Highlight ~ Located in the midst of surrounding tulip fields, every spring La Conner welcomed folks from all over the United States and Canada for their Annual Tulip Festival (TulipFestival.org).

"AUTUMN AFTERNOON AT ANACORTES" (ANACORTES, WA • PAINTEDJULY 1994 • ACRYLIC ON CANVAS • 8X10-INCH)

This ornate Victorian two-story mansion near the Puget Sound Marina in Anacortes caught my eye as I was heading north for a weekend of boating on the “Honeybun” with good friends Dick and Gail Klein.

Anacortes has always enjoyed the fine reputation of being the “gateway” to the San Juan Islands for commercial ferries, yachts and other pleasure craft. It was also noted for having several neighborhoods of historic mansions created as ocean-view getaways for Seattle's wealthy who wanted scenic getaways.

Gail Clements Klein was the songstress “tomato” of the beloved 1980s jazz trio BLT that entertained folks for over a decade in the Seattle area. I pictured her with husband Dick joined by band leader, singer and and jazz pianist Paul West with his family and bass player Lee Phelps and his wife Cheryl. I pictured my sister Marilee, brother Bob and me in the left corner of the painting ~ joining the others for the traditional Thanksgiving feast.

Highlight ~ I gave framed prints of this memory-filled painting to the Kleins, Wests and Phelps as Christmas gifts in 1994.

 

 

SNOHOMISH ~ PRETTY PUBLIC PLACES, AND "HOME SWEET HOMES" IN THIS REMARKABLE COMMUNITY KNOWN FOR ITS HISTORIC DISTRICT LOADED WITH BUNGALOWS, CRAFTSMAN COTTAGES, FOURSQUARES AND VICTORIANS ~ PLUS ONE CONVERTED CHURCH

Entire Snohomish Collection pdf ~ Click on this six-page pdf to see all 27 paintings.

"PRETTY PURPLE PALACE" (SNOHOMISH, WA • PAINTED MAY 2009 • ACRYLIC-ON-CANVAS • 8X10-INCH)

The delightful Allen House, located at 224 Avenue A in Snohomish, shines as a magical study of how to create intricate detail in a beautiful, unique way.

Built in 1856, this two-story was one of the earlier constructed Victorians that I found in the Snohomish Historic District.

Embellished with ornamental wrought iron marching across its roofline and second-story balcony, the home featured an imaginative color scheme of unexpected purple and Ceylon green with touches of cream.

Later, this residence was given with a new color scheme, but I’ve always loved this unusual one ~ therefore, my inspiration to paint its portrait. A brick and masonry wall framed the garden, which was about to pop into bloom at the time I was working on this artwork.

Highlight ~ I included my dear friends Robin Westbrook, Marcia Naeseth and sister-in-law Holly Ward decorating the Victorian with a garlands of hearts to honor of Valentine’s Day.

"COZY CABBAGE PATCH" (SNOHOMISH, WA • PAINTED APRIL 2010 • ACRYLIC ON CANVAS • 8X10-INCH)

Built in 1905, this two-story Victorian beauty once served as a boarding house and an antique store filled with unique Native American artifacts.

In 1975, it opened as The Cabbage Patch Inn (CabbagePatchRestaurant.com). A few short years later in 1978, Sandra McCutchan purchased it, began expanding its services and building the restaurant’s reputation. At that time, her Aunt Joan was upstairs baking goodies for her niece’s establishment (like raspberry cream pie) nearly every day of the week.

Sandra became known for specializing in “comfort” homemade favorites served in cozy settings. This included the Garden Room in the rear of the restaurant that she created from what had been the back porch.

A fire very nearly destroyed it, but Sandra rebuilt and reopened the Cabbage Patch, much to the delight of both locals and visitors to this friendly community known for its huge selection of antique stores and fine restored historic residences.

Highlight ~ Rumor had it that more than one ghost haunted the building.

"KNITTING CLUB AT THE MCKEE HOUSE" (SNOHOMISH, WA • PAINTED AUTUST 2013 • ACRYLIC ON CANVAS • 8X10-INCH)

This comfortable, classic American Foursquare-style two-story home was built in on 307 Avenue C at the turn of the century in 1900. The residence was positioned in what became the heart of the Snohomish Historic District.

Constructed of shingle and clapboard siding, it had a very unique, decorative contrasting diamond on the second story which dividing the two sets of windows nicely.

The handsome home featured a large hospitable stone front porch, creating a comfortable space for friends and neighbors to gather on pleasant outdoor evenings.

The theme of this painting was CREATIVITY ~ featuring women knitter pals of mine to work on their projects in an atmosphere of friendship, fun, and sharing ideas.

Highlight ~ This artwork was inspired by one of my dear girlfiriend Marge Kerwin who was a life-long knitter when I met her. Sadly, our group of knitters lost Marge in December 2021.

"MAKING SNOWMEN AT THE MARK'S HOUSE" (SNOHOMISH, WA • PAINTED MAY 2009 • ACRYLIC ON CANVAS • 8X10-INCH)

It seems like in the past few years, we’ve had more snow than ever in the Pacific Northwest ~ thus the snowman theme for this Winter artwork.

When I saw this unique frame and basaltic rock cottage, it made me think of the cozy home of “Little Women” author, Louisa May Alcott, in Concord, Massachusetts. Themes of thick quilts, mugs of fireside steaming hot cocoa and kitties sleeping on the hearth came to mind as I created this painting.

Located at 304 Avenue D (a main thoroughfare through town) this Arts & Crafts two-story cottage was a distinct departure from other vintage Victorians in the historic district. Its dark brown shingles, siding and trim, stone masonry columns, chimney and steps, plus the imaginative tiny stained glass windows really made the place stand out among the ornate gingerbread-style Victorians.

Highlight ~ Our two sons Matt and Kevin purchase homes on the outskirts of Snohomish ~ a good reason to visit our sweet grandkids and walk the Historic District there.

 

 

 

SOUTHERN AND WESTERN PUGET SOUND ~ PRETTY PUBLIC PLACES, HISTORIC SETTINGS AND "HOME SWEET HOMES" IN THESE COMMUNITIES ~ BREMERTON, LAKEWOOD, NISQUALLY, NORMANDY PARK, OLYMPIA , PORT ORCHARD, SEAHURST AND MORE

Entire South End/Kitsap County Collection pdf ~ Click on this three-page pdf to see all 12 paintings.

"BILL & JORJA'S CHRISTMAS CAT" (BREMERTON, WA • PAINTED OCTOBER 2019 • ACRYLIC-ON-CANVAS 8X10-INCH))

This was a portrait of the charming brick Tudor that my brother Bill and his wife Jorja moved into as a young married couple after outgrowing their four-room tiny frame cottage in Bremerton.

This exceptionally pretty home was blessed with a "cat slide" roof ~ very appropriate as the house always had a kitty or two ruling the roost.

The cottage was located one block west of the junior college and two blocks from an inlet in Bremerton. A huge cherry tree blossomed with frothy pink flowers every spring ~ quite an engaging sight!

This artwork pictured their giant tree sparkling in the living room window with white light garlands twinkling all around the first floor of the house. Their huge tiger cat Mitten was keeping watch for good ol’ Saint Nick from the dining room window as Bill and Jorja welcomed carolers ~ my husband Doug, me, Sally mom and sis Marilee with fiancé Ron on Christmas Eve.  

Highlight ~ This artwork was completed as a Christmas gift for the couple in 1992 and reworked in 2009 in honor of Bill’s milestone 50th birthday.

"CHRISTMAS CAROLING AT THE STATE CAPITOL" LEGISLATIVE BUILDING, OLYMPIA, WA, • PAINTED DECEMBER 1997 • ACRYLIC ON CANVAS • 11X14-INCH))

This was a portrait I painted of the signature Legislative Building in the State Capitol of Olympia, located just south of the Tacoma, Washington.

The artwork featured folks of many different ethnic backgrounds in front of the festively decorated historic site ~ all celebrating and singing carols together to honor the season.

This piece was completed just in time for Christmas 1997.

I gave a framed reproduction of this portrait of the Legislative Building to both Governor and Mrs. Gary Locke and Lt. Governor and Mrs. Brad Owens to thank them for all of their generous support in promoting local Washington artists.

Highlight ~ At the time this piece was finished, I had a large exhibition of two dozen paintings hanging throughout this historic, majestic setting.

"BILL & JORJA'S CHRISTMAS CAT" (BREMERTON, WA • PAINTED OCTOBER 2019 • ACRYLIC-ON-CANVAS 8X10-INCH))

This was a portrait of the charming brick Tudor that my brother Bill and his wife Jorja moved into as a young married couple after outgrowing their four-room tiny frame cottage in Bremerton.

This exceptionally pretty home was blessed with a "cat slide" roof ~ very appropriate as the house always had a kitty or two ruling the roost.

The cottage was located one block west of the junior college and two blocks from an inlet in Bremerton. A huge cherry tree blossomed with frothy pink flowers every spring ~ quite an engaging sight!

This artwork pictured their giant Christmas tree sparkling in the living room window with white light garlands twinkling all around the first floor of the house. Their huge tiger cat Mitten was keeping watch for good ol’ Saint Nick from the dining room window as Bill and Jorja welcomed carolers ~ my husband Doug, me, Sally mom and sis Marilee with fiancé Ron on Christmas Eve.  

Highlight ~ This artwork was completed as a Christmas gift for the couple in 1992 and reworked in 2009 in honor of Bill’s milestone 50th birthday.

"STAN FORMAN'S HOUSE AT SEAHURST" (SEAHURST, WA • PAINTED NOVEMBER 1993 • ACRYLIC ON CANVAS • 8X10-INCH)

This home portrait was a piece I was inspired to create as a special gift for my friend  Stan Forman, an executive with Capitol Records who I met through my association with a music company in Seattle.

Stan lived in this handsome Mid-Century Modern home overlooking Puget Sound in a small upscale community near Seattle known as Seahurst. Stan was great fun to spend time with.

He was an avid golfer who introduced me to many of the best courses in Kitsap County as well as the challenging 18 holes at Ocean Shores.

As a result of our friendship, Stan also helped me become a membership at Glen Acres Country Club. Part of the vintage sixties “Beachcombers” band in addition to his career at Capitol Records, music was a huge part of his life.

Much of my collection was courtesy of his generosity.

Highlight ~ Stan had a soft spot for cats ~ and is pictured in this piece holding his holy terror of a black kitten, Squeak, who never mewed ~ he squeaked!

"THE HOUSE IN THE PARK" (NORMANDY PARK, WA • PAINTED SEPTEMBER 2000 • ACRYLIC ON CANVAS • 8X10-INCH)

This painting was a very sentimental commission requested by Merri Berg who spent her childhood growing up in this rambler. She wanted her childhood home immortalized to honor to all her wonderful memories.

This modest, yet sprawling ranch-style home was an authentic slice of the 1950s with its simple shingle construction, handsome period windows and other mid-century details. Note the colored glass vases in the front windows.

Surrounded by colorful flowerbeds, shrubbery in full bloom and pretty stepping stones bordering the front of the house, it was built in the friendly Normandy Park neighborhood west of SeaTac airport near Puget Sound. Merri's mother was an avid gardener, thus the name of the painting.

Highlight ~ Merri rasked me to paint her into the piece as a youngster of about 10 years of age with her beloved dog. Skipper is pictured giving Merri a quick friendly nuzzle as she stops to pat him on the head before heading down the street to school ~ a frequent morning tradition for both!

 

 

 

PORT TOWNSEND ~ PRETTY PUBLIC PLACES, HISTORIC SETTINGS AND "HOME SWEET HOMES" IN THIS SEASIDE COMMUNITY WITH AN AVID HISTORIC DISTRICT FILLED WITH BUNGALOWS, CRAFTSMAN COTTAGES, FOURSQUARES, SALT-BOXES, VICTORIANS AND MORE

Entire Port Townsend Collection pdf ~ Click on this four-page pdf to see all 18 paintings.

"PUSSYCAT PALACE (DETAIL)" (PORT TOWNSEND, WA • PAINTED JANUARY 2005 • ACRYLIC-ON-CANVAS • 8X10-INCH)

This ornate, diminutive two-story residence, located at 921 Clay Street in Port Townsend was built in 1889 by Mrs. George (Emma) Barthrop upon the passing of her husband.

George Balthrop's parents were early business people in the picturesque little seaport community where Emma managed their book store and variety shop.

Emma had this pretty ldecorative home constructed to replace the couple's earlier home. Remarkable were its beautiful leaded glass windows and delicate architectural details ~ inside and out.

With the fine second story balcony above the front porch, the house was a shining example of “Italiante Villa” architecture, which inspired the "Palace" title of this painting. What made this home unusual however, was its size as it was created on a much smaller scale.

Highlight ~ I gave this romantic piece a cottage-rose theme and featured our Burmese-Siamese kitties Andy and Sophie lounging in the oak tree in the foreground (only one cat is visible in this detail of the artwork).

"SKATING SERENADE" (PORT TOWNSEND, WA • PAINTED DECEMBER 2000 • ACRYLIC ON CANVAS 16X20-INCH)

I was inspired to paint this large snow scene (a 18x20-inch canvas) years ago after touring Port Townsend's Historic District in the mid-1970s. The quaint, lovely seaside port community has always been an inspiration and I have completed over a dozen paintings honoring this picturesque destination.

One of my favorite Queen Anne's there with the three-story “German Consulate” (OldConsulateInn.com) pictured here (also known as the Frank Hastings House). I planned the entire painting around it.

After positioning the mansion, I added a few imaginary structures and other details to the scene ~ railroad tracks, a whimsical Victorian one-room train depot, white clapboard church and a New England-style covered bridge. I pictured skaters twirling on the ice, sleighs filled with riders slicing merrily through the snow and positioned snowmen here and there around the landscape.

After I finally finished this Winter-themed scene, I later completed a second smaller piece, “Cozy Consulate B&B,” that focused just on the mansion. I gave the second piece a spring theme with pots filled with impatiens on the porch and alyssum and petunias in the gardens.

Highlight ~ This ambitious piece of fine art took me well over 250 hours to complete over a span of ten years.

"WYLIE HOUSE AUTUMN WELCOME" (PORT TOWNSEND, WA • PAINTED JULY 2006 • ACRYLIC ON CANVAS • 8X10-INCH)

This pretty little Victorian Queen Anne-style cottage just sparkled with imaginative detail and trim ~ from its second-story porch and French doors to its inviting bay windows on the first floor. The home also enjoyed a peek-a-boo view of Port Townsend's stunning harbor below the beloved Historic District.

It was built in 1889 on 1406 Garfield Street for the Henry Wylie family, Sadly, Henry’s wife passed away very soon after the family moved into their pretty cottage in this delightful seaside community overlooking the water, causing them all to relocate back to Illinois in the Midwest.

The charming place looks quite small from the curb, but includes a parlor, a sitting room, kitchen, dining room and enclosed porch ~ all on the first floor ~ with several bedrooms located on the second story.

Highlight ~ This artwork celebrated the beautiful season of Autumn, the tradition of raking brilliantly colored leaves ~ with a restoring “al-fresco” lunch as a welcome reward for all the hard work my husband Doug is doing.

"COZY CONSULATE B&B (FRANK HASTINGS HOUSE)" (PORT TOWNSEND, WA • PAINTED APRIL 2001 • ACRYLIC ON CANVAS 8X10-INCH)

The historic Frank Hastings House was built in 1889 at 313 Walker Street. This Victorian was one of the finest classic examples of Queen Anne-style architecture during the period when grand homes were being built in Port Townsend. At the turn of the last century, the town was a busy seaport, but as ships became larger and deeper, business waned as the harbor was deemed to be too shallow to accommodate them.

A “must see” for visitors to the scenic seaside community of Port Townsend, when I painted this piece, it was welcoming guests as the “Old Consulate Inn” (OldConsulateInn.com).

Early in its history, the 2-1/2-story mansion became known as the “German Consulate” when it was owned by C.A. Olsen as August Duddenhauser boarded there when he served as the German consult.

I’ve pictured my husband Doug puttering around the wrap-around front porch, sprucing it up with pots of white geraniums. My niece in the upstairs cupola and me in the front window were nearly finished with our morning activities and about to join him on the beautiful sunny morning.


Highlight ~ In the mid-1970s, my sister Marilee and I visited this community for the Annual Tour of Historic Homes which inspired much of my Port Townsend Collection.

 

ISLANDS IN THE PUGET SOUND ~ PRETTY PUBLIC PLACES, HISTORIC SETTINGS AND "HOME SWEET HOMES" IN THIS PUGET SOUND ISLANDS ~ BAINBRIDGE, VASHON, WHIDBEY AND THE SAN JUANS ~ INCLUDING NEARLY A DOZEN SCENES OF ROCHE HARBOR

Entire Islands Collection pdf ~ Click on this four-page pdf to see all 17 paintings.

"ROARING FIRE AT ROCHE" (ROCHE HARBOR, SAN JUAN ISLAND, WA, • PAINTED MAY 2012 • ACRYLIC ON CANVAS • 8x10-INCH)

Christmastime at Roche Harbor (RocheHarbor.com) ~ I pictured my husband and me with friends singing carols and toasting our backsides in front of the blazing fire.

When I visited Roche Harbor for the first time in 2000, the space in front of the fireplace was grass. When my nephew was married there several years after I finished this artwork, instead of a grassy area, it was paved into a large patio ~ thus the revision to the original painting.

Decades ago, a huge stone fireplace was built by Roche Harbor founder John S. McMillin in what was once the banquet court adjacent to his Hotel de Haro.

Frequently the setting for his sumptuous barbecues and banquets, he had the masonry inscribed with “Friendships fires are always burning.” The walkway leading from the hotel to the Roche Harbor pier bid his visitors adieu with the Scottish phrase, “God be wi’ ye till we meet again” ~ a fitting Holiday greeting!

"PAUL MCMILLIN'S PLACE AT ROCHE” (ROCHE HARBOR, THE SAN JUANS, WA • JULY 2007 • ACRYLIC ON CANVAS • 8X10-INCH)

This Roche Harbor (RocheHarbor.com) garden scene pictured the residence where John McMillin's son Paul lived with his family during his tenure as manager of his father's business, the Roche Harbor Lime & Cement Company.

In 1930, John moved his three-story cottage from its location adjacent to the sunken garden up the nearby slope in order to take advantage of the breathtaking harbor view.

Workers accomplished this painstaking task inch-by-inch using both cribs and jacks ~ quite an engineering accomplishment for the time.

Later when the house became part of the Roche Harbor Resort & Marina, guests frequently booked the top floor of the charming cottage as their honeymoon suite after the wedding celegration at one of the resort's garden setting or at the pristine Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel (also picture in this group).

Highlight ~ My sister Peggy's son Michael and his lovely bride Mikaila honeymooned here after their marriage in the garden and reception on the patio overlooking the outdoor fireplace.

"AFTERNOON AT AFTERGLOW VISTA" (ROCHE HARBOR, SAN JUAN ISLAND, WA • PAINTED MAY 2004 • ACRYLIC-ON-CANVAS • 8X10-INCH)

John McMillin, who founded the seaside village of Roche Harbor (RocheHarbor.com) which once housed his lime quarries, factories and workers, built this memorial to his family in the forest behind the harbor in the early 1930s.

The pillared mausoleum, with one column intentionally gapped, was designed using elements of the Masonic Order, the Bible, the Sigma Phi fraternity and McMillin’s personal views on family.

Chairs were part of the memorial actually functioned as crypts containing the remains of John McMillin, his wife and eldest son Fred.

Afterglow Vista was originally planned to be McMillin's entire family’s final resting place, but a rift between McMillin and his son Paul prevented his special vision from coming to conclusion.

Highlight ~ For decades, this peaceful quiet setting has provided an inspiring walk for both locals and visitors through the lush forest that surrounds it.

"OUR LADY OF GOOD VOYAGE” (ROCHE HARBOR, SAN JUAN ISLAND, WA • AUGUST 2000 • ACRYLIC ON CANVAS • 8X10-INCH)

This beautiful tiny Victorian clapboard church nestled into the hillside overlooking Roche Harbor (RocheHarbor.com) on San Juan Island has always been a coveted setting for brides and grooms. I took a bit of poetic license when I completed its portrait, painting my husband Doug and my wedding party into this picturesque setting.

Embellished with arched leaded glass windows and other lovely decorative touches, it has been a delighted many. In Spring, the little garden in front of its front stairways blossomed with colorful tulips ~ as shown in this artwork.

Our Lady of Good Voyage was built by Roche Harbor founder and successful lime baron John S. McMillon as a place of worship for his family, visitors and his workers in the early 1900s when the property housed his thriving business.

For decades, this remarkable setting held the distinction of being the only privately owned Roman Catholic chapel in the United States. This tradition continued after the Tarte family purchased Roche Harbor from McMillan's sonand converted it into a quaint seaside destination ~ especially in Spring and Summer.

Highlight ~ For a few years when we were first married, Doug and I were invited to share in the Independence Day festivities at Roche Harbor by childhood pal Brent Orrico. Brent chose Our Lady of Good Voyage for his own wedding in the mid-1990s.

 

 

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