New Work |  Claudia Meyer-Newman


Recently, my son and daughter-in-law bought a home and property on Shaw Island.  Shaw Time was inspired by my visits.

Leaving Anacortes ferry terminal, you may encounter a variety of weather. Blue sky, puffy cumulus clouds that look like cotton candy and sparkling emerald water or deep gray skies with white caps on churning blue gray water. There are alway eagles flying and seals pop their head around the rocks. Following the two lane road that winds to the house, the driver of a passing car waves­–since everyone knows who lives on the island.  It’s  S H A W   T I M E  !

The house is perched on the edge of the water with a series of rocks big enough to be small islands, a perfect habitat for seals to sunbath. The sunrises inspire the day and sunsets are profoundly beautiful and then the dark sky is filled with brilliant stars uninterrupted by the trace of mankind. The tides are the heartbeat of this magical place.

­This collection of monoprints are reflective of those experiences, moments, and synthesized memory with the intent of capturing a sense of place.

Image size 18" x 26"

Mixed media : : Monoprint, pastel, and pencil