Meet our 2017 Poster Artist, Francy Blumhagen
Francy Blumhagen has been painting professionally for over 40 years with numerous galleries in the Pacific Northwest exhibiting her original paintings and collages on a regular basis. She works in a variety of media, including block printing, woodcut, monoprint, collage, and wax resist.
Francy and her husband Bob moved to Whidbey Island and grew their own greeting card company, Salmonberry Studio, using Francy’s art designs featured in unique mixed-media cards that are individually crafted from start to finish. The images are produced on hand-painted Japanese paper by combining traditional block printing with paint and crayon embellishments.
Francy received her B.F.A. in painting from the University of Washington in 1982 and has studied extensively with Jacob Lawrence, Michael Spafford and Norman Lundin.