(Painting by Rebecca Baldwin) Rebecca Baldwin takes vacations in places that lend themselves to the landscape painting she is known for. This fall that was biking the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes in Idaho, a 73-mile long paved trail (a former railroad route) that passes through forests and marshlands and skirts Lake Coeur d’Alene and…

(Photography by Sue Dougherty) As a veterinarian, Sue Dougherty has a special empathy for animals. As a wildlife photographer, she extends this sensitivity to the wild creatures she captures on camera. “I’m always trying to create intimacy and connection with the animals,” she says. Dougherty traveled extensively during the COVID-19 pandemic to places as diverse…

((L) Jeff and Heather Thompson, (R) Sea Turtle 2021 by Jeff and Heather Thompson | Photos courtesy of Red Chair Gallery) The husband and wife team of Jeff and Heather Thompson have been creating beautiful blown glass together for two decades. Their colorful sea creatures and tall striped vases are sold in several galleries all…

(Respite II Dillion Falls, acyrlic,16×40 by Sue Lion-Manley) Sue Lyon-Manley is well known in our community as a plein air artist and art workshop coordinator through her business, Cascade Fine Art Workshops. When the pandemic arrived in 2019 and shut down everything, including her workshops, she also experienced some life-changing events, such as family issues…