I was thrilled to be an artist-in-residence at the historic Holden Village, nestled in the remote northern end of Lake Chelan, just miles from North Cascades National Park.
For six blissful weeks, I was part of the vibrant, creative and loving community, creating art 'round the clock.
Daily, I painted from life, capturing as much life as I could on paper, with watercolor and ink pen. The majority of each day was spent at a sun-soaked table in the dining hall, working on large paintings (see infographics), with a tea traveler nearby. Holden is captivating, and my head was abuzz with ideas! I had to paint fast.
If you're a 'Holdenite' (as people are so called once they've visited the Village), I hope that you'll recognize many of these sights...and the sounds, smells and faces that accompanied YOUR experience. If you haven't been, I hope that you'll enjoy the beauty of this fascinating place, as captured in my sketchbook.
A HUGE thank you to Holden Village for inviting me to join the community and believing that art is work and work is art. This was a dream come true.
The 2-hour ferry ride uplake
Artist Elyse-Krista Mische and I were both in residence for six weeks. View her lovely art here.
A Holden welcome!
Plein air painting!
Sketching in the snow
Home sweet Lodge 1
Village gathering on main street
A piece in progress
Our final presentation & exhibition of work