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Gretchen Hancock – Artist Statement
“I live on Vashon and so am inspired by what I see around me. I paint the ferries, scenes of the beach, and the madrona trees in my yard. I am interested in dramatic lighting–I look for the sunlit passages through the woods, fog and mist, late afternoon light turning the madrona trunks orange and red, moonlight reflected on the water. I paint in response to something I see, and I hope you will be captures by the sense of light in my pieces.”
Gretchen’s Studio is stop #25 on the 2023 VIVA Spring Art Studio Tour, May 6-7 & 13-14, Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 am – 5 pm. For more information on the free, self-guided tour and an interactive map, click here.