Artist’s Open House

Kelly Johnston

Bring a friend and drop by our Burien shop (901 SW 152nd St, Burien) on Friday, June 21; 5:00 – 8:00pm. Kelly will be on hand along with some of her original paintings, prints and all the new greeting cards featuring her art! We’ll have sips and bites to add to the festivity! This is a great opportunity to meet this talented artist and enjoy her authentic creations of and from the Pacific Northwest.

We love this beautiful painting that Kelly Johnston created for us! After visiting her studio/gallery on Bainbridge Island ( last summer we fell in love with her unique style of painting water. We sent her a photo we had taken from Seahurst toward Vashon and the Olympics and asked her to put her amazing swirling waters into our setting. We love the result and find that the painting affects us differently during the changing light of the day. From a distance it resembles a photo, but viewing it up close reveals an almost Gaudy-type effect.

Some of you may remember Kelly as Kelly Hogan. She grew up in Normandy Park, attending Mt. Rainier High School (class of ’95) and swimming at Olympic View Swim Club. As an excellent student and outstanding swimmer, many of us were unaware that she was also a budding young artist! We hope you’ll join us