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Kate Blakeslee Studio Visit

art studio below pool in petaluma, ca

Artist, Kate Blakeslee, lives in the countryside of Petaluma, California, where her pastels sit in a serene studio below her house. Her 20+ years in West Marin and Petaluma seep through her work, each hilly curve and burst of floral hue noted with integrity. Cecilia Payne, the oldest of her three daughters, is photographed with her below. Kate showed us a range of old and new works, some daughter-made favorites, and the series she would grab if there was a fire: Cecilia’s “Three Jewish Uncles” (small clay sculptures made and named in an after school program at age nine, pictured below).

Keep an eye out for an upcoming Kate Blakeslee show at the shop.

Kate is wearing the Navy It Is Well Sweater, and Cecilia is wearing the Cut Loose Striped Top and Super High-Rise Straight Levi’s.

Photos by Molly Haas.

 

entrance of blue art studio in petaluma, ca

close up entrance of blue art studio in petaluma, ca

pastel drawings below windowsill

artist, Kate Blakeslee, and daughter, Cecilia Payne, below framed pastel artwork

pastel scraps and lanscapes book on table

artist, Kate Blakeslee, and daughter, Cecilia Payne, looking through artwork on a table

pastel artwork on table below windowsill

artist, Kate Blakeslee, showing her daughter, Cecilia Payne, artwork behind table

framed pastel artwork above wooden chair

box of pastels next to pastel artwork on table

artist's daughter, Cecilia Payne, looking at book with artist, Kate Blakeslee, in background

three ceramic faces on table

artist, Kate Blakeslee, and her daughter, Cecilia Payne, looking around artist's studio

artist, Kate Blakeslee, and daughter, Cecilia Payne, in conversation

artist, Kate Blakeslee, and daughter, Cecilia Payne, in conversation

artist, Kate Blakeslee, showing artwork to daughter, Cecilia Payne, in wide shot of studio