Richard Spink: Metal Artist

In the beautiful setting of towering trees, coastal lowlands, and cascading water, inspiration abounds for Dick Spink, an engineer-turned-artist, born and raised in Mt Vernon, Washington, just outside the historical town of La Conner. After graduating from Washington State University in 1985 with degrees in Industrial Engineering and Education, he founded the

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Steel Dreams~

Don and Scot met in Leaburg, Oregon while both were apprenticing under a well-known Northwest metal sculptor. The friendship was forged. After years of study, they began to apply their new found passion and ideas in the joint effort of creating their own sculptures. Both men live with their families in the Willamette Valley in Oregon where they find much inspiration from the beauty that surrounds them.

They share a common passion for family and the outdoors, as well as helping within their community. They find peace and purpose through their artwork. Whether at home, with their families, in the studio, or cruising the highways on their Harleys, they are always in the creative process.

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Karen Sistek, Master Silk Painter

Karen Sistek profile picKaren is as infatuated with silk painting today as she was the first time she touched her brush to silk over 25 years ago.  Through years of practice, she continues to perfect her own technique.  She specializes in flowers, mostly from an “insect’s point of view”, zooming in on a certain aspect of the flower and bringing it closer to the viewer.  Karen is able to focus full time on producing her art.  Family and friends are a great support, and she attributes much of her success to them.

An internationally respected teacher and artist, In July 2011 she received the prestigious designation of Continue reading