May 2016

Join us May 6 for First Friday. ” Exploration, Innovation” is the title of our show for the windows. The Featured artists of the month of May are Margo Hankel (watercolorist) and David Tinsley  (sculptor).  They will showcase unique work in the front windows throughout May.

Margo Hankel 
Mr. John Elliott

Mr. John Elliott

Coffee Please

Coffee Please

 

Emergence

Emergence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Tinsley

Ocean Glide

Ocean Glide

Silent Sobs

Silent Sobs

 

 

 

The Struggle

The Struggle

Please help the Blue Whole Gallery find our missing Paint brush sign.  It was taken from the back door of the gallery.  It means a lot to us as it was made by Christian Speidel  and donated to the gallery.

Christian Speidel wooden paint bush 1c(2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margo Hankel

I always wanted to do something artistic.  I am continually amazed at the beauty in this world literally everywhere you look.   What I choose to do for a living was drafting.  It was a kind of art, drawing engineering drawings with graphite and then with ink on mylar.
Then, ten years ago, I got a diagnosis of CLL, Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia.  It made me think about what I really wanted to do in this life.  It made me realize time is finite and I better get busy.
    I was attending life drawing classes at George Zien’s studio.  I was in awe over his abilities with watercolor, my medium.  With the proper amount of begging George consented to tutor me.  He gleefully shared his knowledge and lessons of his experience with me ….. Priceless.
I’m going to paint.   I’m an artist you know.  Come and see my work at the Blue Whole Gallery.

 

 

David Tinsley

I’ve lived most of my life in Florida with over 30 years of it spent chasing the waves as a surfer and constantly creating with wood in one form or another, but it was the ultimate love story with my wife that has brought me the entire stretch of this country to the breathtaking Olympic Peninsula of Washington over 2 years ago.  With my love for the ocean, the magnificent trees and the gorgeous gift of driftwood from the Pacific Northwest coastline I couldn’t help but begin to create fun and expressive pieces.  For many of those who have seen my work in person the most common response is a big smile and the warmth of happiness that seems to come through them. I hope you get the opportunity to feel it too!

 

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“Soul Trash”

 

 

Student Artist of the Month
Aubree Young, Sequim High School.

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