Opening Reception This Weekend / by Bethann Wilson

Join me in celebrating the completion of 10 brand-new oil paintings inspired by my trip to The Enchantments in Washington State in July 2017.

The Enchantments are regarded as one of the most spectacular regions of the Cascade Range. On a whim, my husband decided to apply for backcountry permits to camp overnight and surprisingly got picked. Low on cash, but really wanting to go and fulfill this dream my husband (a writer) and I decided to try and fund our adventure using crowdfunding. We settled on Indiegogo and devised perks-packages to incentivize backing our cause. We chose to call the campaign "Postcards from the Enchantments" because all of the pictures that we saw in books and online while researching the trip were postcard perfect. (There is also an artist that I love, Julian Merrow-Smith, whose website is called Postcard from Provence) We liked the idea of postcards because we LOVE receiving postcards and thought it would be a cool way to brighten someone's day and show our gratitude. So these oil paintings are based on photographs that we took and watercolor sketches that were actually mailed as postcards to other backers. Because of the nature of this project some of the paintings are perks designated for backers but there will be a few available for sale as well.

I'm very proud of these paintings and am very excited to share them with you!

A coffee-table style art book chronicling the project is in the works

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