Painting Artists

Laura Kemp

Laura’s varied career path is just as fascinating as her beautiful work! After earning her BFA at Jacksonville University she worked as a custom picture framer, equestrian judge, jump course designer and professional firefighter! Her Gamble Creek Farm became Gamble Creek studio in 2013 when she decided to become a full-time artist. Laura captures beautifully the way nature stops her in her tracks with its design and drama. 

Her work has been exhibited in several juried exhibitions including those of the the National Watercolor Society. She has shown in galleries in Saskatchewan, Joseph, OR, Ketchikan , AK, and locally in Bellevue, Kirkland, Twisp, Bainbridge Island and right here at The Gallery at Liberty Bay! 

Gerald William Dowell

Gerald graduated from Los Angeles Art Center College of Design, receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree. His Interior Design career spanned from 1958 to 2000 when he retired to fully pursue fine art. Gerald worked as a Senior Designer, Design Director, and Partner with firms in LA, Vancouver, BC and Seattle. His work includes many corporate, hotel and restaurant installations. Gerald was also a full-time instructor at Art Institute of Seattle from 1985 to 2000.

Gerald and his wife Rosemarie, another talented artist featured here at The Gallery, have collaborated in design, teaching, painting, drawing and more since 1965 when they married in Southern California. The two continue creating in paint, writing and publishing, and we are very pleased to feature them both here at The Gallery!

Marti Mathis

Marti began drawing and painting at 5 years old and has no intention of stopping. She paints what she sees in all its vibrance and glory, whether it be a beautiful flower, bird or her kitten looking back at her. She loves many subjects but her favorite to paint are flowers due to their amazing colors and shapes. When her paint meets with wet paper, her heart beats faster and her passion comes through as you can see in her fabulous work. We are very pleased to host Marti’s work here at The Gallery at Liberty Bay!

Rosemarie Dowell

Rosemarie was born and raised in Germany until the age of 12 when her family moved to the US. Art came to her naturally as a child as she observed her natural surroundings. She studied in California and received degrees in Art and Interior Design. After marrying Gerald Dowell in 1965, the two traveled Europe together for a year,  studying architecture.

Rosemarie has published books of poetry, pen and ink drawings and displays her artwork across the western US and Canada. We are pleased to offer our visitors Rosemaries canvases full of vibrant color and life.

Ildi Deaky

Ildi studied art and architecture in Budapest, Hungary. She further studied in London after escaping her native land when the Soviets crushed the Hungarian Revolution. Ildi came to love art quite naturally, since her father was a well-known architect and her mother was a commercial artist.

Painting in oil, her scenes are sensitively realistic. She relishes abundant colors from autumn landscapes to golden sunsets, rustic hues and uncanny transcendence of light, a marriage of her love of nature and her sense of life within. Her lively scenes guide the viewer to a powerful sense of place. Ildi exhibits her work in Seattle, Bainbridge Island, Portland and here at The Gallery at Liberty Bay!

Joan Wells