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About me

Alison Engle


I live on a beautiful island at the center of the Salish Sea in Washington State.  Many of my paintings are inspired by things that can be found at the water’s edge.  A coastal beach at low tide, a marine mammal, a wetland, or the hull of a boat I find in the harbor.  My work is rich with color and texture and often borders on the abstract.   When I start a painting I often have no preconceived idea of how it will turn out.  The layering of texture, shapes and color can bring about the most unexpected results.

Like many islanders, I wear many hats. In addition to being a painter, I also work as a Marine Naturalist for Western Prince Cruises.

You can find my paintings, cards and prints at The Friday Harbor Atelier and local shops in Friday Harbor, including Friday Harbor Gallery, Western Prince Cruises and The Whale Museum.  See my events page for additional venues including Shows, The Friday Harbor Atelier, the SJI Artists' Studio Tour and the Annual  Island Aritisans' Holiday Market.

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