In January we will have a rare pleasure in welcoming the art of James “Pete” Amell. Pete showed his art here many years ago, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to see his work once again. The opening for his show will be Friday, January 13, from 5:30-7 pm, and the show will continue through Wednesday, February 8.
Pete writes that art has been his passion as far back as he can remember. Having worked for quite a while with pastels, a medium he loved for its qualities and ease of transport, he has recently started working with watercolors and has become a member of the Palouse Watercolor Socius. His favorite subjects in both media are animals, landscapes, and portraits.
He originally graduated from Idaho State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, after which he pursued a career with the Forest Service in smoke jumping and fire management in McCall, Idaho. He moved to the Palouse in 2002, and worked for ten years at the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport. He is now retired.
He and his wife enjoy the beauty and wildlife of the Palouse. He writes, “The opportunities of the area with the universities and friendliness of the people attracted us to relocate here. I have found an endless source of subject matter for art in this environment.”
Do come and meet Pete during the evening of Friday, January 13, from 5:30-7 pm, and continue to enjoy his art though Wednesday, February 8.