PORT TOWNSEND — Gallery 9’s featured artists for July are landscape painter Ann Arscott and Sarah Fitch, who creates ceramic tiles and sculptures.
The gallery at 1012 Water St., is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Arscott started drawing and painting as a small child and was about 5 when she entered her first art competition, organizers said. She used to return old soda bottles for money to buy paint. Her family loved backpacking in the wild, and always a tiny “art kit” would go into the bag.
Oils, pastels, water colors, ink and pencil are her mediums used on canvas, silk, and various papers.
She has traveled to 125 different countries and takes “thousands of photographs on my journeys,” she said. “These are the jumping off places for my art.”
There is a strong Asian influence to her style and subject matter that was shaped by…