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Celebrating Ann Cory Dorsey’s Beautiful Art and Honoring my mom as a cancer survivor

I’m excited to be throwing open the doors of Sunnyshore Studio for the first time for the 2016 Camano Island Mother’s Day Art Studio Tour. I’m even more excited to be able to feature and celebrate my mom’s beautiful artworks.

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Mom will be the featured artist on this mother’s day tour. I would love to bless my mom by selling out her art work. Mom’s original acrylics will be for sale ranging from $800-$1,200 (the frames alone are worth $200-$400). She will also have a number of framed and unframed prints.

Mom’s paintings of children capture the beauty of children, the innocence of youth, and the soft colors and moods of the northwest.

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Here are the dates for the Camano Island Studio Tour

Mothers Day Weekend

Friday May 6 –
Sunday May 8
10am – 5pm

Encore Weekend

Saturday May 14 –
Sunday May 15

10am – 5pm

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Thanks for celebrating my mom’s art and her making it through her cancer treatments with me.

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Climbing the Cedar Tree

I’m a pure bred pacific northwest boy with a streak of mountain man still in me.

Today I drove up to Camano Is to meet with my business partners (Mom and Dad 🙂 to hammer out some plans for the Mother’s Day show. I decided to climb the Cedar Tree on the Sunnyshore Studio property to see the view of the Puget Sound and Cascade foothills and mountains to the east. Here is my adventure.

Sunnyshore Studio’s Artist Lineup for the 2016 Camano Island Mother Day Studio and Gallery Tour

The mission of Sunnyshore Studio is to share the Beauty of Camano Island with the world.  We have our first chance to carry out this mission at the 2016 Camano Island Mother’s Day Studio Tour. Here is a lineup of our artists.

Jack Dorsey

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Long-time Camano resident and renown artist, Jack Dorsey uses the mediums of watercolor and oil to paint things common to experience but uncommon to expression. His art has been purchased by collectors and galleries locally and around the world.

Jack Dorsey, Watercolor, Morning Quiet Broken - 300 dpi for Jason, CAA

 Ann Cory

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Ann Cory, wife of Jack, is the granddaughter of the nationally recognized illustrator Fanny Y. Cory. Her acrylic paintings capture the magic, softness and sublimity of children delighting in nature.

Ann Cory, Low Tide Treasures, 20 x 24, acrylic - 300 dpi for Jason

 Jason Dorsey

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Jason, the son of Jack and Ann, recently had his children’s picture book titled “I Remember Fishing with Dad” published. Its beautiful watercolor illustrations painted by Jason and Jack will be featured.

 IRFD Cover

 April Nelson


April, daughter of Jack and Ann who lives on Camano Island, paints in watercolor and pastels. Her impressionistic northwest inspired landscapes are alive with color, mystery, and emotion.

April Nelson, Island Roses, mixed media, 300 dpi

 Jed Dorsey

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The large scale, epic, dynamic acrylic paintings of Jed, the son of Jack and Ann, are highly sought after by collectors.

 2016 Jed Dorsey.SoftDay.300 dpi for Jason

Come visit us on the Mother’s Day Studio Art Tour

Camano Island Studio Tour


Friday May 6 –
Sunday May 8
10am – 5pm

Encore Weekend

Saturday May 14 –
Sunday May 15

10am – 5pm

Sunnyshore Studio: 2803 S.E. Camano Drive

Sunnyshore Studio showcases the artistic legacy of the Dorsey family who have been doing art on Camano since 1970.


Jackie’s Dream of a Tiny House

In this video, my daughter Jackie, shares her dream of building a tiny house for herself (and one for her mom) under the beautiful cedar tree next to Sunnyshore Studio. I love her dream and I hope we can make it happen.

We’re not only going to build a studio, but a commune for friends, artists, and creative people!  Anyone want to help her build it this summer?

Excavation begins and Donnie Watkins works his magic

Excavation for the parking area and the Studio site has begun. Today my mom sent me pictures that she and dad took of Donnie Watkins working his magic on the excavator.

First, Donnie prepped the entrance for the heavy equipment (pole diggers) that Jim Spane will use.

He then excavated out the parking area. It’s been a super wet November and December and the ground was wet. So he dug a little trench to drain the water away. The parking area is beginning to look great.

Because it’s so wet, Donnie suggested we wait a bit for things to dry out so that we don’t have to haul in so much pit run rock for fill for the foundation. I’m ok with waiting since being patient on this will save quite a bit of money. But really hoping we can have a building up by Mother’s Day for the art tour.

Also, PUD installed a transformer and an electricity line so we now have electricity to the temporary power pole. I’m very thankful to my dad for all his help on this project!

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