On the Wall
Making Skagit connections
The few people who have been in my kitchen and seen the painting of a great blue heron that I purchased directly from Bow-based artist Todd Horton last May have reacted strongly to his rendering of the long-legged, wide-winged bird. One of those rare visitors said it gave her chills, “but…
Visions of Spring
Put the world in focus
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
As humans emerge from an exceedingly existential winter, signs of spring in our corner of the globe are plentiful (and so, so…
A Road Well Traveled
Max Benjamin studied art at the University of Washington under Walter Isaacs and Ambrose Patterson, where he describes being “sucked into” painting.
After graduating, he worked as a commercial illustrator for four years, then in 1959 made the life-changing decision to “leave Mother’s…