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An Introduction of our members to our island community. Please “like” us and “share” with all your Facebook friends.

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Holly Larson

Holly creates mostly small paintings, bookmarks, and some larger paintings, primarily using watercolor or alcohol inks. She finds a lot of her inspiration in island scenes, particularly the water, and you’ll find many shades of blue as major players in her work. She came to painting relatively late in life when she decided to find out if she could prove wrong those who had always told her she couldn’t paint. Taking classes when she could, she found that she loved the whole process of letting it happen. She is fascinated to watch the paint and paper do their thing first without her, then she steps in to guide the process to a conclusion.
Holly also creates miniature 3 dimensional art and sculpture studios which reflect her love of both art and miniatures. These small, extraordinarily detailed dioramas are done using an exacting 1:12 scale and are fascinating to explore.
A resident of Orcas Island for 37 years, and a member of the Artworks since the late 1990′s, Holly believes in constantly challenging herself to learn something new and being amazed by it all. She reads EVERYTHING, plays Scrabble like a maniac, and still finds time to tend an amazing garden.

http://orcasartworks.com/artists/holly-larson/

ARTWORKS ARTISANS FROM A to Z: № 22

An Introduction of our members to our island community. Please “like” us and “share” with all your Facebook friends. Maggie Kaplan Calling Maggie a quilter only hints at what she creates. Yes, there are quilts, and wall hangings in vibrant blocks of color but there is plenty more coming out of her studio. If it…

ARTWORKS ARTISANS FROM A to Z: № 21

An Introduction of our members to our island community. Please “like” us and “share” with all your Facebook friends. Ann Jones It’s clear that Ann is passionate about color! The deep, vibrant tones of her pastels will command your eye as you wander through our gallery. She starts her pieces with an underpainting on a…

ARTWORKS ARTISANS FROM A to Z: № 19

An Introduction of our members to our island community. Please “like” us and “share” with all your Facebook friends. Dale Heisinger Dale Heisinger is a retired Pediatrician who has been woodworking for 35 years. He has studied design and furniture making at James Krenov’s College of the Redwoods, and at Gary Rogowski’s Northwest Woodworking Studio…

ARTWORKS ARTISANS FROM A to Z: № 18

An Introduction of our members to our island community. Please “like” us and “share” with all your Facebook friends.   Dave Haslett We are lucky to have Dave Haslett as one of our Co-op artists. While his medium, stone sculpture, has roots in the native cultures of the Pacific Northwest, it is a relatively rare…

Orcas Studio Tour Coming Soon

  Dear Friends, Did you know many of our members are participating in the ORCAS STUDIO TOUR this year? Take this opportunity to visit their private work setting, watch demonstrations, and purchase art! Preview artists’ work at the Orcas Center August 1st to August 29th. You and all your friends are invited to the show…

ARTWORKS ARTISANS FROM A to Z: № 16

An Introduction of our members to our island community. Please “like” us and “share” with all your Facebook friends. SHAWNA FRANKLIN Shawna’s meticulous block printing is done one piece at a time, by hand-burnishing rather than mechanical pressing. Her fondness for handmade prints and the process of designing them began as a little girl, cutting…

ARTWORKS ARTISANS FROM A to Z

An Introduction of our members to our island community. Please “like” us and “share” with all your Facebook friends. Peter Fisher Peter, a full-time Orcasite since 1982, is well known around the island not just for his love of community projects such as protecting Madrona point, creating the San Juan County Land Bank, and establishing…

ARTWORKS ARTISANS FROM A to Z: № 14

  An Introduction of our members to our island community. Please “like” us and “share” with all your Facebook friends. LORI FAST Lori’s passion for spontaneity in movement flourishes in both her subjects and medium. The malleability of the human form emerges through her lightly dancing charcoal arabesques and suggestive clouds of ocher or sienna…

ARTWORKS ARTISANS FROM A to Z: № 13

An Introduction of our members to our island community. Please “like” us and “share” with all your Facebook friends. MARY JANE ELGIN Mary Jane is a ceramic artist whose work reflects her time spent studying art in Japan and a love for Craftsman and Art Nouveau styles. Her pieces frequently are pierced or cut in…