Meet Our Instructors
Luxuriating in the interplay of color, light and atmosphere, Mary paints the natural world around us – rural scenes, still life, flowers, water and boats. Mary is a member of Women Painters of Washington.
She began as a painter and photographer and continues to incorporate paint and photographic imagery into her work whether it is jewelry, collage, or books. Her work has been featured in many books and magazines and exhibited internationally. Two of her handmade books are part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts collection in Suzallo Library at the University of Washington. Current work may be seen at the Gallery at Towne Center, in Lake Forest Park, WA and Tacoma Metal Arts Center, Tacoma, WA.
She has been teaching watercolor to adults for almost thirty years. She has taught outdoor workshops every summer since the late 70’s and in the winter teaches a number of classes on Orcas Island and in Friday Harbor, Bellingham, Edmonds and Seattle.
As a free-lance artist, she accepts commissions and explores ways to combine her passion for lettering with her watercolors and oils. Her work has been exhibited at the WA State Convention Center in Seattle, Mountlake Terrace’s “Arts of the Terrace” show, in the ArtsNow Gallery at the Edmonds Conference Center and the Two Vaults Gallery in Tacoma.
Lisa JonesMoore, a formally trained graphic designer and “en plein air” painter, holds a BFA from Colorado State University. She creates and teaches out of her studios near Seattle, Washington, and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Her inspiration comes from Nature, Latin American culture, the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest and her travels into the heart of Mexico. Lisa thoroughly enjoys teaching the art of encaustic painting and mixed media techniques to both beginners and those with previous experience. She is the founder of the group WOW! (Wax On Washington). To find out more about Lisa’s customized classes in the United States and Mexico, or to join her e-newsletter mailing list, please contact her.
Bill is a lifelong photographer, starting with the Ansel Adams Zone System as a teenager. An early Photoshop user from scanned film, he switched to full digital in 2006, delighted to find his arts avocation had converged with his computer engineering profession. He is an active member of ArtistsConnect Edmonds and Seattle Photographic Society.
Her artist books are part of the permanent collection in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Book Arts section of the Suzallo Library at University of Washington. Nan’s extensive teaching past includes faculty positions at Seattle Pacific University and Discover U as well as events such as ‘Letters of Joy’, the annual regional calligraphy conference.