Port Ludlow Art League

Artist of the Month – Susan Cavanaugh

An accomplished painter, Susan Cavanaugh’s work is often inspired by nature, reflecting upon a childhood spent outdoors in the Pacific Northwest. She selects her medium to best suit her chosen subject matter using watercolors to provide a calm respite and oil paintings to sing and shout with texture.

Tormented Ruffles by Susan Cavanaugh. Submitted Photo

Susan is also a fiber artist, stitching colorful bits of fabric together to make free-form pieces and then cutting them up and rearranging them into blocks, sometimes incorporating reproductions of her paintings. This combination of materials adds a new level of excitement to her creative process.

This September, Susan’s artwork will be on display at the Port Ludlow Sound Community Bank and online at portludlowart.org. There will be a reception for her work from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., on Wednesday, September 8 in the lobby of the bank, followed by a meet and greet from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Port Ludlow Art League Gallery next door. The bank and gallery are located at the corner of Oak Bay Road and Osprey Ridge Drive in Port Ludlow.

If you’d like to purchase Susan’s artwork, please email info@portludlowart.org to make a sales appointment or stop by the Gallery between 12:00 and 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. For more information, please email info@portludlowart.org.

Jeweler of the Month – Nancy Aikman

After a lifelong career as an accountant, Nancy Aikman found herself drawn to a new passion: the world of beads and cabochons. Cabochons are natural gemstones that have been shaped and polished rather than faceted; typically flat on one side and domed on the other.

Necklace by Nancy Aikman
Submited photo

Using only high quality, natural elements, Nancy embellishes the cabochons with glass and semi-precious stones. She also creates earrings, bracelets, and necklaces using glass, natural stones, and sterling silver.