We have a multi-talented Artist-In-Residence on staff. She not only offers her artistic eyes to help customers with their picture framing needs, but she also has a studio corner to paint and draw with a growing selection of art for sale. She makes personalized portraits and offers lessons.

 Meet Artist-in-Residence: Olga Gavrilovskiy

Born in Russia, Olga immigrated to the U.S. with her family as a teenager. She fell in love with the lush forests, mountains and ocean side of the Pacific Northwest when she first visited Seattle and made Washington her new home. When people ask, “How long have you been making art?” her answer is, “Since I was able to hold a pencil.” In Russia she received training in figure drawing, oil painting and Russian folk art. In the U.S. she continued her formal art education and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Washington in Seattle.


The human figure and portraiture are the primary subject matters in Olga’s art. The gestures, the face, the eyes…they tell so much. Olga also seeks to go beyond the traditional definitions of what makes a portrait by incorporating the landscapes and places we live in or come from and the objects and animals we surround ourselves with. Her iconic portraits have enjoyed great popularity in art shows around Washington state and are in numerous private collections.


You can see some of her work in our shop or online at www.poetryofvision.com

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Our Featured Local Artist: Sarah Clementson Yaeger

Upon graduating from the University of Michigan, College of Architecture and Design, Sarah worked as Assistant Buyer for the Lord & Taylor Art Gallery of New York City. In 1968 she went to Rome to begin a series of oils depicting classical Italian cities. In 1971 she married abstract artist Michael Yaeger on the Capitoline Hill, Rome. They then traveled through France where they saw the countryside that so inspired her grandfather, C. Harry Allis, a noted painter in the impressionist style. After moving to Spain, Sarah and Michael opened "Studio Solstone" in a 17th-century house in Altea, on the Costa Blanca. In 1975 she initialed a series of watercolors of Spanish villages. All her exhibitions were sellouts and she now has collectors all over the world. A top Spanish art critic dubbed her and her husband "Los congnicentes de antique Espana" (friends of classic Spain) for their work in documenting Spanish villages. The Yaegers left Europe in 1979 and now have their studio on Bainbridge Island, Washington where they produce "WATERCOLORS FRESH DAILY" ®

We have a large selection of Sarah's prints, both framed and unframed, available in the shop.

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