|One of the chickens.|
|One of Anahita's slab-built teapots|
|King's Datura teapot with cups|
|One of the ceramic sinks created by King.|
|One of King's watercolors. "Dally contemplates sneaking into the garage."|
This year for the Hwy 62 Art Tours, Anahita King will be showing her ceramic teapots and teacups, her other ceramic wares, her shrines and a collection of watercolors featuring the above mentioned chickens. You will have a chance to feed the chickens yourself, if you decide to make this a stop on your tour this year. I highly recommend it. Anahita is showing in Joshua Tree the second weekend of the Art Tours, October 30th and 31st.
|Walter Lawson at his easel.|
The next artist we visit this week is Walter Lawson. Lawson is an oil painter who has been in Yucca Valley for twelve years. He and his wife moved here to be near his son Ian. Lawson's grandmother was an artist, and he remembers all his life he loved visiting galleries and museums. His grandmother taught him to draw figures when he was young. It wasn't until he turned 86 years old, when his wife bought him paint and a easel for his birthday, that he finally began his artistic journey. He portraiture is his main passion, although he has painted a variety of other subjects, including seascapes, landscapes and local scenes.
|Lawson's oil painting of Water Canyon Coffee.|
|A self portrait in oil.|
Walter will be showing from 15 to 18 paintings for the Hwy 62 Art Tours this year. There were paintings stacked against the wall and filling every inch of wall space in his studio, but he hopes to have a few more finished for the Art Tours. Lawson is showing in St. Joseph Arimathea church in Yucca Valley, and whatever paintings sell during the tours, he plans to give the proceeds to the church. Walter loves the feeling of accomplishment that painting gives. He is always thrilled when people ask him to paint them. Please do stop by St. Joseph's church in Yucca Valley to meet this fascinating artist and see his oil paintings. Lawson will be showing the second weekend of the Art Tours this year, October 30th and 31st.
written by Karine Swenson