For the month of August, Gallery North’s featured show is Western Stories, a colorful collection of original acrylic paintings by JR (Janet) Hawse. In her show, Janet brings to life elements of the West as seen through the eyes of a storyteller. Her subjects include wildlife, pioneer times, landscapes, and portraiture of the Old West.
Janet Hawse, a US Navy veteran, resides locally and specializes in wildlife and animal portraiture as well as landscape paintings. Her work has been in numerous exhibitions, won awards, and is included in private collections here and internationally. JR Hawse is a long-time member of the Portrait Society of America, Seattle Co-Arts, and Gallery North.
“Inspiration comes to me from many places, but the idea of telling a story with a painting is the most alluring part of creating for me. I enjoy bringing together elements that speak to the viewer, invite them to enter into the story and explore.”
Janet also is a lampwork hot glass artist. She creates a variety of unique jewelry pieces using glass beads she creates with her torch in her studio. Many of these pieces will also be available for viewing and sale.
The public is invited to meet the artist at her reception on Sunday, August 5th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Gallery North and at the Edmonds Art Walk on Thursday, August 16th from 5:00 – 8:00PM. Refreshments will be served.
About Gallery North: In operation for more than 55 years, Gallery North is one of the longest running artists’ cooperative galleries in the nation. It continues its mission to promote and sell local art in the heart of beautiful downtown Edmonds. Gallery North is located at 401 Main Street, Edmonds, Washington and is open seven days a week. For further information please visit the Galley North website at www.GalleryNorthEdmonds.com or contact Gallery North at 425-774-0946.