Monday, February 1, 2016

Northwest Artist Chris Lehwalder

In 1996 I moved to the Pacific Northwest for the third time. I rented an apartment in Port Townsend for a few months, and one day I received a postcard  announcing the of showing of Chris Lehwalder's work at a local art gallery.  I didn't make it to the reception, but I did tape the card to my front door.

Today, I came across the postcard, and on his website, more of his work.

His work is very appealing to me--especially his whimsical studies.

Lehwalder noted that he painted this scene several times, but wasn't really happy with the results. When he let loose, he painted it this way.  It's my favorite. It reminds me of Tibor Gergely.