In May, Gallery North features award-winning Edmonds artist, Kathleen A. Johnson. Her show titled “Joyful Connections” includes her color-saturated and sometimes whimsical paintings of the flora and fauna of Edmonds. Sometimes referred to as the “crow lady,” Kathleen often features crows and other birds in her paintings. She named her Edmonds-based business, Two Crows Studio, for two fledgling crows she encountered. “I have always had an interest in birds, particularly crows,” she says. “I feel that they help keep humans in touch with the natural world.”
The artist’s love of color and the feeling she has for her subjects is evident in her paintings. Whether it is viewing heron chicks at the Edmonds waterfront, or observing the raccoon, opossum, or crow families growing up in her own yard, Kathleen finds joy in the connections she makes in Nature. Collectors often remark on her ability to capture the personality and spirit of her subjects. After viewing her work, people are often inspired to share stories of their own animal encounters. Kathleen invites visitors to Gallery North to share their experiences with animals in a guestbook she will have on display during the show.
Kathleen A. Johnson is an active artist member of Gallery North. Kathleen also participates in the annual Edmonds Art Studio Tour, when she and other Edmonds artists open their art studios to the public.
Two special events open to everyone are scheduled at Gallery North during May. There will be an artist reception for Kathleen A. Johnson on Sunday, May 7, from 1-4 PM, and another reception during the third Thursday Art Walk Edmonds, on May 18, from 5-8 PM. Gallery North is located at 401 Main Street in downtown Edmonds. This show is open seven days a week through May 31. For more information call 425-774-0946 or visit the website: www.GalleryNorthEdmonds.com