Jed Dorsey arrived in WA with a base of paintings for his first solo show in his home state.

He’s been painting full-steam ahead this past week adding to the already impressive collection. Here he’s painting on the deck of his dad and mom’s home on Camano.

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A few days ago Jed and his older brother Jason spent the afternoon painting together in the studio.

 

The life of a full-time artist is that your never really on vacation because of the importance of putting bread on the table.  Artists who make a living off there art are always thinking about, or working on, their new painting. Jed has found creative ways to spend time with people, including visiting with them while he paints. Here he is visiting with his friend Merle.

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This allows for grandparents and uncles and aunts to spend special time with Jed and Renae’s daughter Willow who as a princess should always be entertained. Her uncle Jason took her to sparkly Mabana Beach, which was the highlight of his day.

Meanwhile, the machine is in gear to throw a big party for Jed’s solo show, his first solo show on Washington, on the Island he was raised.

Posters are up around town.

Invitations have been sent out. The full page Ad is up in the July 7th edition of the Crab Cracker. Grass is mowed, and plans are underway to to throw a big party at the Studio on Saturday, July 15th.

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We’re planning on 300 people coming by for the opening. Doors open at 10am on Saturday. The party will really get going around 6pm. It will be the place to be on the 15th.

Come by and meet this rising star in the art world, Camano Island’s own JED DORSEY, and view his beautiful artwork!

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And thanks again to Wade Starkenburg for sponsoring the show and allowing us to throw a BIG HOMECOMING PARTY for Jed.

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