The Lynnwood Arts Commission presents artwork by photographer Catherine Somerlot at the Lynnwood Library Gallery, opening Jan. 9.
“The mats and prints thankfully arrived safely after being delayed due to Seattle’s “Snowpocalpse”, so all 18 pieces will be framed and ready to go for the show on Friday,” Somerlot said in her blog this week. “Very excited to ring in the new year with my first ever solo exhibit!”
Somerlot is an artist with a flair for the romantic. This is reflected in her work as a photographer, digital artist, and designer. She is inspired by the beauty and mystery of nature, Art Nouveau, vivid life-like dreams, medieval literature and music, and Celtic myth &legend. Victorian, medieval, and Pre-Raphaelite art sparks something deep within the soul, taking her back to another time and place. This escape from reality feeds her creativity and aids her in her creative process.
Much of Somerlot’s work can be found in various galleries on the Web under her maiden name of Weisheit. Her work has been featured in a number of online publications such as DeviantART, Fae Nation, Fantasyana, The Vision Grove, The Fairy Society and her live performance photography of the Mediaeval Baebes is displayed on the group’s official website.
A web &graphic designer with a degree in Digital Communication &E-marketing, she is also a fine art photographer, digital artist, aspiring jewelry designer, “social media huntress” and medieval music enthusiast. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Somerlot currently lives in Seattle with her husband, Benjamin.
The Lynnwood Library Gallery is free to the public and showcases local and regional artists, both amateurs and professionals.