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Peter and Margaret Camfferman in studio

The Camffermans Gave Langley’s Art Its Start

They called it Brackenwood. Until the Camffermans moved to Whidbey Island in 1915, it was known for potlatches, longhouses, lumber, and fishing — with a bit of lawlessness for flavor. By establishing Brackenwood, their art colony, on Whidbey (Whidby at the time), the identity of the island, and Langley in particular, changed. In a few years, two passionate people created as great an influence as hundreds had done over decades.


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