Fun Artists at the Bellingham Gallery Walk

We went on the Bellingham Gallery Walk last night and it was one of the most beautiful evenings I've seen here. It was so warm that we didn't need a sweater at night! Very unusual. But what was especially great was seeing good art and meeting several of our local artists here in the northwest corner of the U.S.

Julia Clifford was painting at the iGallery on State Street. She has a new and wonderfully large painting and was working on the first layers of color. I really enjoyed the vibrant colors and shapes.

Then at the Blue Horse Gallery I met Laurie Potter. I'd been hoping to meet her. Her show of large pastels had just wrapped up but you can still see these incredible pieces there. There's one called Japanese Maple that I absolutely love. We chatted for a while and it was lots of fun.

Down the hall at works on canvas studio and gallery, Sharon Kingston had some amazing abstracts on display. I absolutely loved two paintings: one abstract on the stairs and a large painting of Pears in the main display area. We really enjoyed meeting her too! She is starting a summer art and science class for kids next week. It's exactly the type of summer class I would have loved. We're lucky to live in a town that values art and creativity.

When we left the streets and sidewalk cafes were packed with people. It was a lovely walk home.