Art Show at Blooms features Alex Bonesteel and Natalie Heater

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Sept. 6, 2016

The Art Show at Blooms Winery Tasting Room for September and October features two artists who have returned to their childhood home of Whidbey to pursue their dreams.

Alex Bonesteel spent his childhoods fishing on the beaches of Lagoon Point and riding his bike on the trails of Fort Ebey. When his dream of a career in professional hockey was ended with an injury, he decided to pursue his other passions—violin, art, design, fitness and philanthropy. After achieving a BA in Visual Communication at Portland State, Alex pursued his art career. A devastating loss of his entire portfolio from a Portland area gallery was the catalyst that brought Alex back to Whidbey. Since that time he has focused on his new business, Island Fitness and Nutrition, in Freeland, and starting a family. Just recently he has gotten back to his love of painting.

Natalie (Polcyn) Heater, a photographer, has been away from Whidbey Island for nearly 20 years. This will be her first showing of her work on the island since her return. Natalie enjoys the ability to capture unique and beautiful moments in time on film, and then being able to share those with others. Her work includes a close-up look at nature, in both color and black and white, often transmitting a feeling or emotion from the photo.

There will be an Artists Opening Reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday Sept. 8  at Blooms Winery Tasting Room at Bayview Corner. Come meet the artists, view the work on display and sample some of Blooms fine award-winning wines made here on Whidbey. The show will run until the end of October.

For more information visit the website www.bloomswinery.com, see Blooms Winery on Facebook or call 360-321-0515.

Image at top: Alex Bonesteel painting ‘Better Late Then Never

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