Gallery MEMBER ARTISTS
BILL AND NANCY DEWEY - Wildlife Photography
Bill’s interest in photography began while working on a Photography Merit Badge as a Boy Scout. Wildlife, Nature and Sports have always interested him, his goal for many years was to capture “that one shot”. Over time he has come to realize that by being focused on “that one shot” he was missing a lot of what was occurring around him and with his subjects. Nancy joins Bill on outings throughout the year. In 2015 one of Nancy’s images, Here’s Looking at You, of two Arctic Foxes won the Best Animal award at the International competition of the Puyallup State Fair. Nancy prefers photographing mammals to birds, but on occasion she does enjoy the birds, especially the owls.
We now attempt to capture not only “that one shot”, but to understand and record the environment, the feeling, the emotion, that leads up to “that one shot”. Our greatest hope is that you can get that same feeling of awe and wonder that we do every time we are in the presence of the subjects we photograph. We owe it all to them.
All images can be printed in many sizes, if you require an image in a size that you don’t see; we can quickly create a print for you. If you do not see a subject that you are looking for, let the Gallery know and we can check our catalog to see if that subject is available. We are also available for specific commissioned work; contact us with your needs.
BILLY BARKLEY - Digital/Fine Artist
Modern artist Billy Barkley introduces a new perspective
to the world of Fine and Digital art. Unleashing a new and powerful experience
in Abstract Acrylic paintings, Monochrome Sketches and dynamic and colorful Digital
Designs printed on aircraft aluminum. Pushing the boundaries of the art
culture, defined primarily by lack of any formal training, has helped to create
an unorthodox style rarely seen. This young, innovative artist is destined to
make waves in the art world, with a digital and fine art portfolio featuring
extreme versatility in multiple mediums.
Billy has spent the majority of his life involved in audio arts, and
found a very natural path into the visual arts. It's easy to see that his
creations are music for the eyes. As the founder of many successful art groups
in social media forums such as Facebook, he helps to inspire other artists to
find their potential and share their art with the world on an international
level. Billy invites you to follow his journey as he paves the road of
imagination and defines what art may emulate as we enter into the future.
Susan Dawson - Pastel and Oil
Born in Seattle, Susan Dawson's art was influenced from a very early age by her grandfather, an oil painter, and her father, who had a master's degree in art. Both provided significant encouragement for her to pursue her artistic endeavors.
Being raised in a military family provided the opportunity to travel and study in Europe and Asia as a child. Observing art from these cultures exposed Susan to inspiration that she refers to today.
After taking time off from art to raise a family and have a career, she is now a full-time artist and grandmother of five. She has also been accepted and won awards in several juried shows around the Pacific Northwest, such as Edmonds, Mount Lake Terrace, Live Arts Bothell, Arts of Snohomish gallery and the Northwest Pastel Society. Susan currently teaches mixed-media classes at her Snohomish Studio.
BOB GIADROSICH - Hand-forged Traditional Art
I've been illustrating since the late '80's, and have been published in books, games, and magazines, as well as on billboards, CD's, murals and textiles.
Between 2010-2013, I lived in Changsha, China, studying traditional Chinese ink painting, book and product design.
2014: "One Year After: A Sketchbook." 183 sketches with annotations
2007: "A Life of Ravens" by Alex Ness, with illustrations by Mike Grell, Alex Shiekman, Josh Howard, myself, and 23 other artists and photographers.
2006: "Ink: Images and Essays from Bob Giadrosich." 18 years of gaming, book and magazine illustration.
Hilma Josal - Oil and Colored Pencil
Hilma Josal teaches children music in the Snohomish School District.
Outside of school, Hilma is an artist. She studied art at the UW and continues
to take figure drawing lessons and oil painting lessons in Seattle.
Jenny Kinberg - Oil
Jenny is an oil and watercolor painter in the Pacific Northwest. Her subjects include animals, landscapes, and sometimes still life. She especially enjoys Plein Air painting. Member Plein Air Washington (PAWA).
Part of a family of artists, she grew up with her mom as a professional wildlife and seascape painter (and in-house teacher!). Her husband, sister, and father also paint or have in the past. As a child growing up on the Oregon coast, her mom would take her and her sister to art classes in a wonderful old building with high ceilings and lots of light. They did things like watercolor and pottery then. Later they did a portrait class, which was also fun and taught me the basics on subject and form. Many museums and galleries would be visited all over the west coast, Wyoming, Montana, and New York. In her teenage years she was very interested in photography, particularly applying an artistic bent. She did well in shows and publications, but in the end liked the more direct interaction of painting.
The years thereafter were filled with horse riding, adventure and travel to exotic lands. Along the way she discovered her true love, who is also an artist. He does graphite and watercolor. They did a sketch booking class in watercolor as a refresher after moving to the Seattle Washington area, impressed upon then, the freedom that creativity can have in your lives. She continues her education by attending demos, watching art videos, reading relevant art books and going to life drawing sessions.
Soon she discovered Plein Air painting. Always having been more suited to outdoor life than the carpeted interiors, now she could setup her studio right outside in the elements. Painting from nature and real life is the best teacher. The feelings, mood and expression can only be caught on canvas when experiencing it in the present. Sometimes these paintings created this way go on to be studies for larger studio works, but often times they stay just as they are, fresh and in the moment.
Avid birders (as birdwatchers are called), Jenny and her husband like to visit national parks, wildlife refuges, and other places all over the US and abroad. They currently reside north of Seattle. They enjoy other hobbies such as hiking, gardening, and learning languages. So much can be learned from animals, both wild and domestic, that often they will be a featured as a subject in her art.
Some favorite artists are Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran, Carl Runguis, Cory Trepanier.Painting is a journey of learning that never ends.
SONYA LANG - Photography
Growing up between Woodland Park Zoo and Green Lake in Seattle gave me plenty of opportunity to learn about animals, nature, and the big city. I had an early love of imagery and began to explore the world in shapes, light, line and perspective. Although I am currently working on my animal portrait project titled Beautiful Zoo, I also enjoy photographing landscape, nature, and portraiture (both animals and people).
A broken string on a garnet necklace bought in India opened a whole new world of adventure. I wanted to learn how to repair it myself, and soon started enrolling in jewelry classes of all types – beading stitches, loom, wire-wrapping, silver, metal, clay, fusing…
As a new world of shapes, colors and textures
opened up, I discovered the Arts of Snohomish and joined in 2013. My goal is to make jewelry for others to love
that feels artful, comfortable and enjoyable to wear.
Lisa Owens - Lavender Moon Pottery
I create objects for everyday use which are
transformed into works of art with the philosophy, if it’s important enough to
create, it’s important enough to be beautiful. My hand built pottery is
inspired by nature’s forms and creatures. Years as a stain glass designer and
etched glass sculptor guide my sense of design. Flowing lines and organic
shapes bring my work to life with the perception of movement. Working the clay
with my hands connects me to the art, as it is as much a tactile process as it
is a visual one. My goal is to turn daily moments of the mundane into
moments of joy and appreciation.
JOAN PINNEY - Watercolor
The inspiration for Joan's paintings comes from her extensive travels in the Pacific Northwest. The San Juans and the Oregon and Washington Coast provide many themes for her maritime paintings. Dramatic skies, sun washed houses, mountains, quiet harbors and sail boats all contribute to her creativity. Travels to other countries are also a great inspiration, Italy and England are favorites.
Joan's paintings have been jury selected in regional and national shows including the Northwest Watercolor Society's annual show and the Frye Museum's Puget Sound Area Exhibition. In 1999 Joan received the Northwest Watercolor Society's purchase award. Foss Maritime has selected Joan's paintings for six of their calendars. In the 2008 West Coast Paper Exhibition, Joan's painting was chosen for the third place award.
In 2014, the Arts Council of Snohomish County (Schack Art Center) named Joan “Artist of the Year” for Snohomish County.
Joan is a signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society and a founding member of the Sky Valley Artists Guild and the Arts of Snohomish Gallery.
Joan's specialty is watercolors of Northwest and maritime scenes, including lighthouses, sailboats, and seascapes. Joan's artwork is currently being displayed at Arts of Snohomish Galley in Snohomish, Washington.
TAMMY POOL - Photography, Oil and Acrylic Enhanced Photos
Tammy is driven by a love for the beauty and elegance found in natural forms, particularly flowers. She excels at capturing nuances of light and bringing out subtle details to create classically lovely images.
Her unique blend of style comes from years of using her broad range of artistic and photographic experience.
She currently lives in Duvall, Washington with her husband of over 38 years, and enjoys spending time with their 3 daughters and grandkids who all live nearby.
CLAIRE RIDLON - Pastels & Watercolor
Claire Ridlon- being an Artist is something she has enjoyed since childhood. She has lived in Washington State all of her life with the colors of the seasons all around her.
She is an award winning Artist and Member of the NORTHWEST PASTEL SOCIETY & of THE PLEINE AIR PAINTERS OF WASHINGTON and a long standing member of THE ARTS OF SNOHOMISH GALLERY in Snohomish, Washington.
Kathryn Sterley has been painting for about 30 years. She has taken many drawing, oil and watercolor painting classes throughout her career. Learning to create realistic illustrations and paintings that tell a story and evoke feeling is what she hopes to achieve. The love and enjoyment of both painting and drawing are what keep her returning to the easel.
The main contributor to her education in art is Mother Nature. Kathy has learned to observe the wonders of nature in the way trees, flowers and plants grow the cloud formations and color palette that is created in the sky each day. Landscapes, wildlife and her much loved black labs are subjects that she especially enjoys painting. She is always in awe of the beauty of God’s creations.
Local fairs, libraries and restaurants are some of the places where her art has been on display. Kathy also does commissioned paintings. She contributes her love of art to a large, wonderful family. Kathy was born in Everett, Washington and grew up in Snohomish, Washington. She attended the University of Washington and received her Bachelor of Arts in English and a teaching degree in elementary education. Being a Seahawk fan and cheering for her team gives her a lot of pleasure.
Taking an art class whenever possible is a joy for Kathy as she feels that there is always more to learn and ways to create and communicate art and feeling. There is an evident pride in her voice when she speaks about the Arts of Snohomish, as she was one of the founding members of this gallery. Washington is the place she loves as her family is here and the people living in this state are the best around. Of course, another important reason is that this area provides an endless variety of landscapes and subjects to paint!