My Edmonds News would like to welcome back as a sponsor Edmonds artist Andy Eccleshall, who is offering his limited edition giclee print 4th & Main in Edmonds Wa in the 1930s, as well as custom hand-painted murals through The Mural Works, Inc.
In the Edmonds print, Eccleshall enlisted help from the Edmonds Museum to accurately depict the signage and merchants names of the time, he said, noting that the car pulling away up Main Street is a 1932 Buick. (Yost garage in downtown Edmonds was a Ford and Buick dealer.)
“I moved to the States 15 years ago from a town called Stafford, in England,” Eccleshall said. “Stafford fell victim to the redevelopment of the 1960s and lost a large number of its historic buildings, some over 400 years old. This translated into a strong interest in historic preservation. When we moved to Edmonds in 2002, we found a true jewel: a town which still held onto a lot of its architectural heritage. Though eclectic in style, the buildings and their scale, in combination with the surrounding scenery gave Edmonds its unique character and told a story of its history and growth.”
Eccleshall has also given back to the city by serving as chair of the Edmonds Historic Preservation Commission.