West Seattle Cellars January Artist: Jo Gershman
We are extending our December artist through January. West Seattle artist and illustrator Jo Gershman shares her love of storytelling and her passion for food in these elaborately composed meditations on Earth’s natural bounty. Each watercolor painting relates to a specific season or place, portrayed in loving detail with an added twist — the images appear to be painted on glazed tile. This trompe l’oeil device recalls the remarkable depth of detail in medieval illuminated manuscripts.
Jo has illustrated over 30 books, and her watercolors and illuminated manuscripts are in private collections in several countries.
At our tasting on this month’s Art Walk Thursday, January 12, we will be featuring Spanish wines from Casa Ventura, an importer based in Bellingham. As always, we’ll be joined by the delightful and knowledgeable Laura Stiff, to tell us all about the wines she has selected to pour that evening.