Seattle is surrounded by water. The glorious skyline glistens across Elliott Bay and Puget Sound. Fresh water lakes, flowing streams and rivers abound. Water is life to indigenous peoples that have lived in the region for thousands of years, providing sustenance, such as in the plethora of sacred salmon that comes from waters of the Pacific Northwest. Additionally, the region's rivers and lakes served as transportation routes for the Native Americans.
In this painting, a scene that is common in glorious weather: boats and more boats. The Aurora Bridge traverses Queen Anne Hill on the left to the Wallingford neighborhood on the right.
Mary Lamery is a lifelong resident and native of the Pacific Northwest. Lamery paints regional landscape in a manner that leans towards 19th century French Impressionism. Through her project, "Washington Americana," she will create original landscape paintings from her journeys through Washington for the creation of an art book of painted landscape of Washington State.