Stuart King and Keane Mellecker at Blooms Winery Showing, July – August

Posted in Community News, Visual Art, Winery

June 24, 2016

A new art show that combines work by internationally known painter Stuart King, who has shown his work in five countries, and a debut for Keane Mellecker, who is just starting his artistic career, opens the evening of Friday, July 1 at Blooms Winery tasting room at Bayview Corner. Join us an artists’ reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to meet the artists and view their work. The show will run from July 1 to August 30.

Stuart King, a British ex-pat, hails from the Wirral peninsula just outside Liverpool. He is now a US resident, living and practicing fine art on the inspiring island of Whidbey. King graduated from the University of Central Lancashire to surf the world and develop his style in painting and woodworking. He has exhibited his work in England, Portugal, New Zealand, Australia and the U.S.

By merging his love of the natural world with his desire for simple, functional and workable pieces, Stuart offers a sophisticated yet uncomplicated view of everyday surroundings. He strives to create modern and contemporary pieces of artwork, furniture and architectural elements for interior and exterior environments. The work on display at Blooms for the July and August show include paintings of seascapes, surf and rocks.

Keane Mellecker has lived in the Northwest since birth and moved to Whidbey a couple of years ago. As an artist he’s drawn inspiration from the infinite beauty of nature and the forests of the Northwest. The sky’s ever-changing colors and moods have compelled him to try to capture some of the dynamic scenes and explore the power it has to turn our heads up.

Working in acrylic, oils and ink, fine detail and vivid color are his favorite part of painting nature. Using recycled media as his base, he creates his work on anything that will hold paint.

For more information visit the website or call 360-321-0515. Blooms Winery Tasting Room is located in the historic Bayview Corner Store and is open 7 days a week during the summer months.

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